Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. is it weird that I think about View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 13, 10:47 AM
    1. Re: is it weird that I think about - Maybelline on May 13, 12:41 PM
    2. Definitely not weird - Orchid on May 14, 7:28 PM
    3. It is a lovely thought but lots of research has shown - Daisy on May 15, 12:40 AM
     
  2. Anyone buy theraputty for aging parent with diminishing hand strength View entire thread - BlessedThistle on May 13, 10:35 AM
    1. I wish I'd known about it back in the days we could have used it - thesameboat on May 13, 1:29 PM
    2. Can she have a consult with an OT? - Renata on May 13, 3:23 PM
      1. I doubt her insurance covers it and she's on a very fixed income - BlessedThistle on May 13, 6:24 PM
        1. OT here - demomone on May 13, 6:30 PM
     
  3. Mother's Day Roll Call View entire thread - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:21 AM
    1. Post here if you are pregnant and expecting - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:22 AM
      1. Re: Post here if you are pregnant and expecting - mary on May 12, 8:33 AM
        1. So happy for you n/t - Silky Gal on May 12, 8:57 AM
        2. Re: Post here if you are pregnant and expecting - Anonymous on May 12, 10:13 AM
      2. Re: Post here if you are pregnant and expecting - Anonymous on May 12, 10:06 AM
      3. 36 weeks pregnant - baby expected in June - Antonialisa on May 12, 12:28 PM
        1. You're almost up!! - DeeinNYC on May 13, 8:02 PM
      4. Thanks nt - Orchid on May 12, 8:34 PM
      5. I am nine weeks along - Lauranz on May 12, 8:42 PM
      6. Here! - ks on May 13, 7:03 AM
      7. I'm expecting!! - DeeinNYC on May 13, 8:00 PM
        1. You're getting close! - Antonialisa on May 14, 9:22 AM
      8. Me!.....7w4d.... - Caila on May 14, 9:25 PM
    2. Post here if this is your first Mother's Day! - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:23 AM
      1. Such a blessing! - Leigh on May 12, 2:36 PM
      2. Hard to fathom that I'm a mom - Christine on May 13, 6:00 PM
      3. My baby girl was 6 days old on Mother's Day! - Finch9 on May 14, 5:44 AM
    3. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2013 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:25 AM
      1. My third child...first son. Feb 2013 - Catmama on May 12, 8:14 PM
      2. My 2nd child; 2d son 3/13/13 - FL Gal on May 12, 11:10 PM
      3. tweety bird in January 2013!! our second! (n/t) - birdy1600 on May 13, 7:36 PM
    4. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2012 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:25 AM
      1. My darling boy was born in 2012 - Margolis on May 12, 9:35 AM
        1. Happy Mother's Day - Silky Gal on May 12, 10:45 AM
        2. Margolis - Thk on May 14, 3:55 AM
      2. My sweet blessing - Lovethebeach on May 12, 10:06 AM
      3. Our DS completed our family 5 months ago - thesameboat on May 12, 10:20 AM
      4. My DS was born in 2012 - verynew on May 12, 12:20 PM
      5. My cotton puff... - cotton on May 12, 6:46 PM
      6. Happy Mother's Day! - Raindrops1 on May 12, 10:43 PM
      7. The BEST gift ever arrived 12/20/12! - Mrs. M on May 13, 12:59 PM
        1. My twins were born that same day! - Christine on May 13, 6:02 PM
    5. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2011 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:26 AM
      1. Every day is Mother's Day! - keifel on May 12, 10:37 AM
      2. I second everything Keifel just said! - GulfGal on May 12, 12:04 PM
      3. I still can't believe it! - Sharon on May 12, 12:29 PM
      4. DD - Pandora on May 12, 5:22 PM
      5. My terrible two is pretty adorable - Lauranz on May 12, 8:45 PM
      6. Our twin DD's were born in May so they will be 2 soon.....m - Hope2009 on May 12, 11:26 PM
      7. My twins will be two on Friday! - KellyCA on May 13, 2:11 AM
      8. DD2 added more joy than I could have dreamt - Kenny on May 13, 7:02 AM
      9. Lolas almost 2!!! - ks on May 13, 7:04 AM
      10. Can't believe the love I have for my little man - pixl on May 13, 1:53 PM
      11. Amazing B/G Twins born in 2011 - Scrapfoo on May 14, 12:14 PM
      12. Oops, the fact that I missed roll call - Jen in TN on May 16, 8:58 PM
    6. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2010 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:27 AM
      1. Re: Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2010 - minttea on May 12, 8:51 AM
      2. March 2010 - Ariadne on May 12, 1:14 PM
      3. DD - demomone on May 12, 6:54 PM
      4. Miracle twin girls, Oct. 2010 - Catmama on May 12, 8:15 PM
      5. B/G twins born in summer 2010 (photo) - AJ on May 12, 9:43 PM
        1. Funny story - AJ on May 12, 9:48 PM
          1. Loved it! Nt - THK on May 13, 6:54 AM
      6. Nov 2010 boy pic included - Thk on May 12, 11:11 PM
      7. Sweet DD/DS turn 2 this week! (pic) - Leslie on May 13, 6:17 AM
      8. BB twins born May 2010! nt - Maggie in VA on May 13, 7:52 AM
      9. My Baby Love - HollyPa on May 13, 10:21 AM
      10. baby bird 2010 and tweety bird in 2013! - birdy1600 on May 13, 10:41 AM
      11. Our Super Cooper - August 2010 (pic) - Stephanie on May 13, 12:09 PM
      12. May 2010 - diaphanta on May 13, 12:17 PM
      13. November 2010 -- DD - Julie on May 13, 1:15 PM
      14. DS born Sept 2010 - Engmama on May 13, 5:39 PM
      15. DD born in 2010 - Scrapfoo on May 14, 12:15 PM
    7. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2009 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:28 AM
      1. GOOMBA is 3 1/2 (the 1/2 is VERY important to him) - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:53 AM
        1. This summer - Silky Gal on May 12, 8:43 AM
          1. DEAL! - Getinmybelly on May 12, 11:46 AM
      2. Silky boy - Silky Gal on May 12, 8:48 AM
      3. My loves M and A - Renata on May 12, 9:05 AM
      4. Babyboat was born in 2009 - thesameboat on May 12, 10:18 AM
      5. Piper will be four on Tuesday... - Maya3 on May 12, 11:21 AM
      6. Sarah and Jonathan turn 4 in July - BlessedThistle on May 12, 11:48 AM
      7. DD born in November 2009 - Lizzie on May 12, 4:51 PM
      8. My amazing girl - Pandora on May 12, 5:19 PM
      9. My 1st born 10/2/09 - FL Gal on May 12, 11:15 PM
      10. Double post - FL Gal on May 12, 11:16 PM
      11. Our little guy was born on June 25 in 2009....m - Hope2009 on May 12, 11:30 PM
      12. Our dreams came true in 2009 b/g twins - Shay on May 13, 9:18 AM
      13. My Sunshine - HollyPa on May 13, 10:16 AM
      14. March 22, sweetie patiti - Golda on May 13, 9:49 PM
    8. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2008 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:29 AM
      1. DS and DD are 4 and I can't believe it! - Miracle_Wanted on May 12, 8:34 AM
      2. November 9, 2008, B/G twins. historical month in more ways then one! - Dee S. on May 12, 9:04 AM
      3. My cotton ball... - cotton on May 12, 6:48 PM
      4. time flies. . . - Karmalee on May 12, 8:08 PM
      5. DD born 11/2008 - Leeba on May 13, 9:56 PM
      6. G/B twins!! - Beachbaby on May 23, 8:12 PM
    9. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2007 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:30 AM
      1. OE, high fsh "2% chance" baby - Renata on May 12, 9:14 AM
      2. DD born in November, 2007 - Cathy on May 12, 9:32 AM
      3. Nov. 2007 - Ariadne on May 12, 1:11 PM
      4. Our big boy was June 2 - KellyCA on May 13, 2:19 AM
      5. DD will be 6 in August (pic) - Leslie on May 13, 6:18 AM
      6. My dreams came true in 2007 - finally a mom - Kenny on May 13, 7:01 AM
      7. Twin Girls - Maybelline on May 13, 8:31 AM
    10. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2006 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:31 AM
      1. Ryder is almost 7 - Jean on May 13, 1:24 PM
    11. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2005 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:32 AM
    12. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2004 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:32 AM
      1. My nephew born in 2004 nt - Thk on May 12, 11:11 PM
      2. DS was born in 2004 - Maybelline on May 13, 8:18 AM
    13. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2003 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:33 AM
      1. My wonderful three - H.Smith on May 12, 10:50 AM
    14. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2002 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:33 AM
    15. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2001 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:34 AM
    16. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 2000 - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:35 AM
    17. Post here if your child(ren) were born in 1999 or earlier - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:35 AM
    18. Memory Thread -- Post here to remember an angel - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:37 AM
      1. Remembering my sweet Gavin. - Margolis on May 12, 9:44 AM
      2. Re: Memory Thread -- Post here to remember an angel - Anonymous on May 12, 10:11 AM
      3. remembering my angel daughter - Karmalee on May 12, 8:06 PM
      4. Remembering today - Kenny on May 13, 7:07 AM
    19. For Our TTC Sisters -- Post here and friends, post here to offer encouragement - Getinmybelly on May 12, 7:39 AM
      1. I have the faith everyone will get there - GulfGal on May 12, 12:07 PM
      2. I quit twice before succeeding (m/c mentioned) - Getinmybelly on May 12, 12:19 PM
      3. It will happen. believe. - THK on May 13, 6:49 AM
      4. It WILL happen if you just keep going - Kenny on May 13, 7:09 AM
      5. Thanks :) - Al on May 13, 7:25 AM
      6. Thinking Positive for you all... - DeeinNYC on May 13, 8:07 PM
     
  4. Long-Awaited Update (pg, birth, rants, emotional) View entire thread - Catmama on May 11, 8:57 PM
    1. Congrats on your 3 babies....and I can relate to the age thing..... - Caila on May 11, 10:00 PM
    2. You just need time to yourself! - Raindrops1 on May 11, 11:02 PM
    3. sounds like you need time - also diagnosed POF young (d/e and o/e ment) - movingforwardhappily on May 12, 2:37 AM
    4. Sleep deprivation is so awful it is used as a form of torture - thesameboat on May 12, 6:17 AM
    5. Hi cm - Anonymous on May 12, 7:45 AM
    6. I hear you! - FL Gal on May 12, 11:09 PM
    7. So nice to read your update.....m - Hope2009 on May 12, 11:47 PM
    8. Cat! - ks on May 14, 7:54 AM
    9. I have been thinking of you. - PAH on May 15, 8:38 AM
     
  5. Toddler bedwetting sheets/training View entire thread - demomone on May 11, 6:46 AM
    1. My DS was sort of like this... - Kenny on May 11, 7:50 AM
      1. thanks Kenny - demomone on May 11, 10:24 AM
        1. At three I might just tell her... - Kenny on May 11, 3:20 PM
          1. Hmmm, seeing a flaw in this approach for us. - Maggie in VA on May 13, 1:32 PM
            1. Oh my, LOL - we had some of that too! (more) - Kenny on May 14, 7:26 AM
     
  6. Happy Mother's Day! View entire thread - demomone on May 11, 6:39 AM
    1. To you too Demomone! n/t - Raindrops1 on May 11, 11:04 PM
    2. yes, Happy Mother's Day to all! (nt) - Jen in TN on May 12, 6:52 AM
     
  7. a couple questions View entire thread - jmassage on May 11, 5:46 AM
    1. They both sound perfect to me - BlessedThistle on May 11, 6:21 AM
    2. They sound good. - PAH on May 15, 8:42 AM
     
  8. Puppies and babies View entire thread - Christine on May 10, 8:16 PM
    1. I don't have the answer to your ultimate question, but - Ariadne on May 10, 8:59 PM
    2. Not babies but my one of my two boys from the shelter is a perfect family dog - BlessedThistle on May 10, 9:19 PM
    3. plenty of time for a hound but just not now - THK on May 10, 10:06 PM
      1. Agree with THK. Give yourself and your children - Daisy on May 10, 11:38 PM
        1. Re: Agree with THK. Give yourself and your children - minttea on May 11, 11:31 AM
    4. You might spin it like... - Kenny on May 11, 8:00 AM
      1. Berge to Kenny - To on May 12, 7:47 AM
    5. I adore my 14 yr. old dog... - Maya3 on May 11, 12:20 PM
    6. It's a toughie..... - niahm on May 11, 8:47 PM
     
  9. Lisa T... how ya doing, lady? View entire thread - CrazyLady on May 10, 10:39 AM
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  11. OK, so I have started "telling" the boys! View entire thread - Renata on May 10, 8:51 AM
    1. Back pats and MAJOR applause! - HappyBean on May 10, 9:13 AM
    2. Back pat. - thesameboat on May 10, 12:40 PM
    3. You go girl! I'm in the process of it too..... - Miracle_Wanted on May 10, 12:56 PM
    4. Haven't heard about the giraffe book... - Maya3 on May 11, 12:25 PM
     
  12. Thanks all (re: DH and the loan). My current "plan" View entire thread - Renata on May 10, 8:41 AM
    1. Great! - Raindrops1 on May 10, 3:09 PM
    2. Glad there is a plan - Al on May 11, 3:00 AM
     
  13. Did any of you have to just pull the plug on diapers? View entire thread - Maggie in VA on May 10, 8:19 AM
    1. ew. Does not sound like fun. No advice, but our story. - thesameboat on May 10, 12:39 PM
    2. Well, - MW on May 10, 7:26 PM
    3. I guess we did, although I didn't think about it like that until just now - Ariadne on May 10, 7:38 PM
    4. yes, at 27 months, but I was staying home - niahm on May 10, 7:38 PM
      1. Barge to niahm - Ariadne on May 10, 7:54 PM
        1. cold turkey at night - AngMc on May 11, 11:56 AM
        2. I also didn't know how long I was in for - niahm on May 11, 8:23 PM
    5. I trained my twins by 18 months - E&H on May 10, 8:16 PM
    6. Being a few months ahead of you I can say... - BlessedThistle on May 10, 9:10 PM
    7. right there with you - THK on May 10, 9:56 PM
    8. Piper has been poo trained for a long time now; it's the pee that's the problem. - Maya3 on May 11, 12:14 PM
    9. I think if they don't care about sitting in wet clothes... - Kenny on May 11, 3:27 PM
    10. Age 4.5 and dealing with that now... - Dee S. on May 12, 9:13 AM
    11. Reading all with interest and thanks. - Maggie in VA on May 13, 8:28 AM
     
  14. Looking for an IPhone App. View entire thread - PAH on May 10, 7:08 AM
    1. Smilebox - FL Gal on May 10, 12:26 PM
     
  15. Advice please: kids hitting our boy in playground today View entire thread - THK on May 9, 10:31 PM
    1. Oh nooooo. - Raindrops1 on May 9, 10:46 PM
      1. I agree. - thesameboat on May 10, 6:05 AM
        1. ok - THK on May 10, 9:48 PM
          1. Good idea. - thesameboat on May 10, 11:33 PM
    2. Scare the living day lights out of them... - Dee S. on May 12, 9:07 AM
     
  16. OT: needing advice ASAP on legal/financial issue View entire thread - Renata on May 9, 6:23 PM
    1. how is the business structured? - Antonialisa on May 9, 6:54 PM
      1. Partnership, 3 way - Renata on May 9, 7:34 PM
        1. Partnership...they all personally responsible for debts. - LizLA on May 9, 7:51 PM
          1. Yeah, I know, Which is why I don't want to sign! - Renata on May 9, 8:28 PM
    2. I would contact business smart divorce attorney. - LizLA on May 9, 7:48 PM
      1. We don't live in CA - Renata on May 9, 8:30 PM
    3. Yikes!!! OMG....don't sign it. - Raindrops1 on May 9, 10:32 PM
    4. Are u in the US? If so, - LadyMagoo on May 10, 4:54 AM
    5. and credit rating... - pbean on May 10, 6:32 AM
    6. Please get legal counsel . . . - Maggie in VA on May 10, 7:13 AM
    7. absolutely do NOT sign - MomtoJP on May 10, 12:49 PM
      1. Found lawyer to help - Renata on May 10, 1:47 PM
     
  17. Do Any of You remember MLO? View entire thread - ks on May 9, 10:55 AM
    1. I'm sorry for her family. So true, cherish each day and person you love - Leeba on May 9, 11:35 AM
    2. Oh, how sad... - Piper on May 9, 2:21 PM
    3. My thoughts are with her family. How sad. - Margolis on May 9, 3:33 PM
    4. Oh, how terrible - Renata on May 9, 5:52 PM
    5. I remember her - demomone on May 9, 7:36 PM
    6. Omg, so sad :( - ekb88 on May 10, 5:06 AM
    7. I am so sorry to hear this. nt - thesameboat on May 10, 6:02 AM
    8. RIP MLO - E&H on May 10, 6:21 AM
    9. I do remember MLO - Ariadne on May 10, 7:03 AM
    10. Oh no. I remember MLO... - Miracle_Wanted on May 10, 12:56 PM
    11. I remember MLO - Pandora on May 11, 12:41 AM
    12. Poor thing... - Catmama on May 11, 8:00 PM
     
  18. Maggie in VA...(very OT!!!!) View entire thread - Piper on May 9, 9:25 AM
    1. Thanks, Piper! nt - Maggie in VA on May 9, 9:41 AM
     
  19. traded MS for Heartburn View entire thread - mary on May 8, 4:01 PM
    1. Prevacid - Raindrops1 on May 8, 4:48 PM
    2. My doc offered to prescribe Prevacid too - Christine on May 8, 6:25 PM
    3. I wound up with a prescription - Jen in TN on May 8, 7:55 PM
      1. I eventually got depressed on Zantac - THK on May 8, 10:59 PM
    4. TUMS - THK on May 8, 10:53 PM
    5. wedge pillow - pbean on May 9, 7:14 AM
      1. I second the wedge pillow! - Jen in TN on May 9, 12:24 PM
    6. I HATE heartburn! - Leigh on May 9, 10:41 AM
    7. I mostly used Rolaids. I heard drinking apple cider vinegar can help - Leeba on May 9, 11:36 AM
    8. ask doc for meds - demomone on May 9, 7:38 PM
    9. I had terrible heartburn - E&H on May 11, 2:50 AM
    10. Got a prescription also - Caila on May 11, 10:03 PM
     
  20. Check these old advertisements out. They will astound you View entire thread - To on May 8, 3:47 AM
    1. hilarious! nt - thesameboat on May 8, 8:15 AM
    2. One of my favorites . . . - Maggie in VA on May 8, 10:29 AM
      1. Oh, my word. - thesameboat on May 8, 11:06 AM
        1. same boat ahahaha ! nt - THK on May 8, 11:19 PM
      2. You can still get the kind in the brown bottle - BlessedThistle on May 8, 11:16 AM
        1. Really? Grocery stores used to carry Lysol disinfectant - Maggie in VA on May 8, 12:47 PM
          1. I can still get it at Walmart. - BlessedThistle on May 8, 12:55 PM
      3. oh my! - THK on May 8, 11:18 PM
    3. Wow... - Jen in TN on May 8, 10:32 AM
      1. makes you gasp doesn't it. they used to put asbestos in cigarette filters - THK on May 8, 10:55 PM
        1. OMG - mary on May 9, 8:42 AM
          1. LOL! nt - Maggie in VA on May 9, 9:42 AM
    4. At first funny, but now I'm reminded how these companies will use any tactic to sell cr@p - Leeba on May 9, 11:26 AM
      1. I agree 100% - Maybelline on May 9, 8:19 PM
      2. agreed! - THK on May 9, 10:26 PM
     
  21. Ideas for rainly wet days please View entire thread - Thk on May 7, 11:32 PM
    1. Scissors, construction paper, newspapers, glitter glue - thesameboat on May 8, 11:07 AM
      1. thanks Sameboat :) nt - THK on May 8, 10:56 PM
     
  22. Just got promoted to Nine Weeks!! View entire thread - Lauranz on May 7, 10:19 PM
    1. Excellent Laura - Thk on May 7, 11:33 PM
    2. Yay, Laura! - Ariadne on May 8, 7:08 AM
    3. Fantastic - Crazylady on May 8, 7:54 AM
    4. Wohoo Laura! - Caila on May 11, 9:56 PM
     
  23. Reusable swim diapers for beach trip? View entire thread - Jen in TN on May 7, 7:45 PM
    1. Re: Reusable swim diapers for beach trip? - FL Gal on May 7, 9:54 PM
      1. Same here - Maggie in VA on May 8, 9:44 AM
    2. We swim every day and go to beach often, and the way I do it... - Kenny on May 8, 7:38 AM
      1. These are the ones swim teachers require.... - Kenny on May 8, 7:41 AM
        1. Tks, Kenny - Jen in TN on May 8, 10:25 AM
    3. Thanks, everyone, that is very helpful! - Jen in TN on May 8, 10:24 AM
      1. Re: Thanks, everyone, that is very helpful! - green.elephant on May 8, 12:47 PM
      2. You don't want to get a regular disposable diaper wet (submerged)!!! - Maya3 on May 8, 11:37 PM
        1. Thanks, Maya3 - Jen in TN on May 9, 12:27 PM
    4. We bought 2 for each child - Dee S. on May 12, 9:17 AM
     
  24. Can't stop crying View entire thread - Lisa.T on May 7, 9:13 AM
    1. My first (ok, second) thought when I was expecting twins was.... - BlessedThistle on May 7, 9:35 AM
    2. ((((hugs)))) - scuba on May 7, 9:38 AM
    3. Yup, it's the hormones. - Maggie in VA on May 7, 9:48 AM
    4. I promise you won't feel this way forever - Renata on May 7, 10:10 AM
    5. If it makes you feel any better... - CrazyLady on May 7, 11:37 AM
    6. Hormones for sure - Heather S. on May 7, 12:02 PM
    7. (((hugs))) You can do this! - Maybelline on May 7, 12:16 PM
    8. ((Hugs)). You will love your babies! - Raindrops1 on May 7, 1:02 PM
    9. oh Sweetie!! - Aufrecht on May 7, 1:10 PM
    10. ((())) - sas on May 7, 1:33 PM
    11. Thinking about your nausea. - Raindrops1 on May 7, 9:14 PM
    12. You are not alone in any context - Thk on May 7, 11:22 PM
    13. Hormones x 2 +worry = a no good very bad situation - Christine on May 8, 7:09 PM
     
  25. Mama, Spiderman and Skeletor and HeMan are not real View entire thread - BlessedThistle on May 6, 10:20 PM
    1. Here is the latest from our camp - Thk on May 7, 3:15 AM
      1. Oh this is sweet :) - BlessedThistle on May 7, 7:28 AM
    2. Hehe! - thesameboat on May 7, 6:59 AM
      1. Isn't it amazing watching them figure out the world? - BlessedThistle on May 7, 7:29 AM
     
  26. Napping advice needed View entire thread - Mrs. M on May 6, 11:53 AM
    1. DS is the same age - thesameboat on May 6, 12:08 PM
    2. My twins born Dec 20 - Christine on May 6, 8:58 PM
    3. Naps and cereal - Thk on May 7, 3:21 AM
    4. I'm planning to hold out until closer to 6 months to introduce food, as recommended here. - thesameboat on May 7, 6:57 AM
     
  27. more MIL trauma/drama View entire thread - sas on May 6, 11:10 AM
    1. Re: more MIL trauma/drama (LONG) - thesameboat on May 6, 12:06 PM
      1. yep - sas on May 7, 8:41 AM
        1. At the risk of inviting your MIL to come for an extended visit - thesameboat on May 7, 1:32 PM
          1. actually that's exactly what I did suggest - sas on May 7, 1:40 PM
            1. Good. - thesameboat on May 8, 8:17 AM
    2. Well, I have no experience in the in law dept, but..... - margolis on May 6, 8:44 PM
      1. I think - sas on May 7, 8:43 AM
    3. No, he should not - Ariadne on May 6, 9:01 PM
      1. I agree with Ariadne - lauranz on May 7, 1:23 AM
      2. It's odd to me too.... - sas on May 7, 8:49 AM
    4. he should not stay alone with her, period - MomtoJP on May 7, 6:19 AM
      1. yes..... - sas on May 7, 8:52 AM
    5. I would try to de-personalize it . . . - Maggie in VA on May 7, 7:24 AM
      1. on the bfing - sas on May 7, 8:40 AM
    6. We have a bit of a similar situation, but a MIL would be tougher. - PAH on May 7, 9:39 AM
      1. thanks for post.... - sas on May 7, 1:43 PM
    7. Have you tried... - Renata on May 7, 10:14 AM
      1. part of the problem... - sas on May 7, 1:49 PM
    8. I read a popular blog recently by someone who... - Maya3 on May 9, 12:06 AM
     
  28. it's a beat my self up day View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 6, 7:16 AM
    1. Awww, kiddo, hear all of that. - Maggie in VA on May 6, 9:04 AM
    2. I have a rule.... - sas on May 6, 11:28 AM
      1. I'm going to adopt this brilliant rule - thesameboat on May 6, 12:01 PM
      2. That is a great rule, sas - Jen in TN on May 6, 8:26 PM
      3. Brilliant and Sas memories - Thk on May 7, 3:24 AM
        1. :) n/t - sas on May 7, 4:25 PM
    3. Yep, I'm feelin' it too... - FL Gal on May 6, 9:16 PM
    4. I have admiration for you! - Thk on May 7, 3:06 AM
     
  29. Donor anonymity hearing in NSW View entire thread - aussiehoneygirl on May 6, 1:04 AM
    1. Bizarre - Thk on May 7, 3:13 AM
      1. Hi THK. I see you felt upset by the article. But the - Daisy on May 8, 4:41 AM
    2. It does raise some very important questions, but I don't know how I feel about it... - Maya3 on May 9, 12:26 AM
     
  30. I had such a great "mommy day" today! View entire thread - margolis on May 5, 9:43 PM
    1. Sweet!!! Thank you for sharing!!! - LadyMagoo on May 5, 11:19 PM
      1. Yes, LM, it is absolutely magical. - margolis on May 6, 8:50 PM
    2. Wonderful! - thesameboat on May 6, 1:17 AM
      1. Thanks Sameboat. - margolis on May 6, 8:52 PM
    3. Oh m...it's been such a long time coming - Lauranz on May 6, 2:32 AM
      1. Oh Laura, thank you. - margolis on May 6, 8:55 PM
    4. Joy!!!! - demomone on May 6, 6:38 AM
      1. Thanks demomone - margolis on May 6, 8:57 PM
    5. Ramble away :) - Al on May 6, 7:10 AM
      1. Thanks Al. - margolis on May 6, 9:00 PM
    6. {{Hugs}} to you and Gabe on his birthday! nt - Maggie in VA on May 6, 8:56 AM
      1. Thanks so much Maggie. nt - margolis on May 6, 9:01 PM
    7. ahhhhhh!!! - sas on May 6, 11:32 AM
      1. Thanks so much Sas. I think.... - margolis on May 6, 9:03 PM
    8. Wonderful! - Jen in TN on May 6, 8:32 PM
      1. Thanks Jen in TN - margolis on May 6, 9:06 PM
    9. A year, ALREADY!? - Christine on May 6, 8:50 PM
      1. I know, isn't it amazing, Christine???? - margolis on May 6, 9:08 PM
    10. Happy birthday to G. - Ariadne on May 7, 6:53 AM
      1. Thanks so much Ariadne - margolis on May 7, 9:09 AM
    11. Aw, sweetie, crying tears of joy for you AND your little man - Kenny on May 7, 12:58 PM
     
  31. Vomiting bug View entire thread - Lisa.T on May 5, 9:52 AM
    1. So sorry! Make sure you stay hydrated - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:38 PM
    2. Take care of yourself. - thesameboat on May 6, 1:18 AM
    3. Agree with others, and . . . - Maggie in VA on May 6, 7:04 AM
    4. Injection to stop vomiting - Thk on May 7, 6:48 AM
     
  32. Caution about ginger chews and lead content View entire thread - Leeba on May 4, 10:09 PM
    1. Throwing my TJ's uncrystallized ginger out. Thanks for the heads up! nt - baduteandeggs on May 5, 6:09 AM
      1. Argh, ate a bunch of that . . . - Maggie in VA on May 5, 9:41 PM
     
  33. Pregnancy anxiety over DE View entire thread - LadyMagoo on May 4, 3:46 AM
    1. I just don't read it. - Raindrops1 on May 4, 8:13 AM
    2. Don't read that stuff. It's too upsetting. - Kenny on May 4, 8:17 AM
      1. Amen to that - Thk on May 5, 9:00 PM
    3. Sigh - Orchid on May 4, 10:05 AM
    4. I posted a video of a child - birdy1600 on May 4, 11:15 AM
    5. I agree with a lot of what Kenny said - Caila on May 4, 4:15 PM
      1. This makes so much sense. - Raindrops1 on May 4, 9:16 PM
    6. 100% agree with Kenny - Al on May 5, 1:07 AM
    7. Don't read that sufff - Thk on May 5, 8:57 PM
    8. Thanks, Ladies - LadyMagoo on May 5, 11:16 PM
     
  34. 5w5d bright red bleeding and clots (tmi)...terrified View entire thread - Caila on May 4, 1:50 AM
    1. It is common - LadyMagoo on May 4, 3:35 AM
    2. Oh, no! - thesameboat on May 4, 3:37 AM
    3. I am two weeks ahead and had the same thing - Lauranz on May 4, 3:51 AM
    4. Try to stay calm . . . - Maggie in VA on May 4, 7:52 AM
    5. I had the same thing. - Raindrops1 on May 4, 8:05 AM
    6. Thanks for keeping me going and an encouraging update - Caila on May 4, 4:08 PM
      1. So many of us have had bleeds, and all is well :) - Kenny on May 4, 5:16 PM
      2. Sounds great! - Jen in TN on May 6, 8:37 PM
    7. I had the same at 5w4d with twins..... - Miracle_Wanted on May 5, 2:33 PM
    8. I had bleeding at 6w but all was well - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:42 PM
    9. I bled huge amounts of blood everyday.. - Carmina on May 5, 9:11 PM
     
  35. Successful ladies, did you *have* to use PIO ? View entire thread - Al on May 3, 8:02 PM
    1. Have never used it... - Lauranz on May 3, 9:49 PM
    2. Doctor said I had to so I did - Orchid on May 3, 10:40 PM
    3. I never used it - E&H on May 3, 11:00 PM
      1. Thanks ! - Al on May 4, 6:53 AM
        1. Thanks Al - E&H on May 4, 4:38 PM
    4. Another option - Antonialisa on May 4, 6:13 AM
    5. Re: Successful ladies, did you *have* to use PIO ? - FL Gal on May 4, 8:29 AM
      1. suppositories - mary on May 5, 8:16 AM
    6. I also was given no choice - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:44 PM
    7. Thanks ladies :) - Al on May 6, 7:09 AM
     
  36. Question: do you see yourself in your DE children? View entire thread - Antonialisa on May 3, 6:27 PM
    1. personality - green.elephant on May 3, 10:46 PM
    2. Yes - Thk on May 4, 2:35 AM
    3. Yes. - thesameboat on May 4, 3:15 AM
    4. looks like DH/MIL's family -- personality all mine - Julie on May 4, 6:29 AM
    5. Nope, not really. nt - Maggie in VA on May 4, 6:40 AM
    6. Very much so - gr8tful1 on May 4, 10:45 AM
    7. totally even our three month old - birdy1600 on May 4, 11:16 AM
    8. Yes ... my experience - Caila on May 4, 4:19 PM
    9. Awwwwww, thanks for the sweet and enlightening messages - Antonialisa on May 4, 7:09 PM
    10. Not exactly. - Raindrops1 on May 4, 9:36 PM
    11. Yep... - Dee S. on May 5, 1:37 PM
    12. A little - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:47 PM
    13. oh YES! - sas on May 6, 10:38 AM
    14. Yes, the twins are "all me" and my son is a dupe of - greateggs on May 6, 11:13 AM
     
  37. Income, tick, pregnancy, tick, HOME, TICK!! View entire thread - Lauranz on May 3, 4:30 PM
    1. Wow, wonderful! - Antonialisa on May 3, 6:15 PM
    2. You so totally deserve this :) - Al on May 3, 8:06 PM
    3. Leap and the net will appear - BlessedThistle on May 3, 9:30 PM
    4. Just caught up on how you've been going - Caila on May 4, 1:56 AM
    5. Laura, that is fantastic! - thesameboat on May 4, 3:14 AM
    6. Great news! - aussiehoneygirl on May 4, 6:52 AM
    7. so great to hear!! - sas on May 6, 12:39 PM
     
  38. Sort of OT - Organic Foods View entire thread - Dixiechic on May 3, 2:00 PM
    1. Apple juice, definitely... - Maya3 on May 3, 3:12 PM
      1. None - demomone on May 3, 6:40 PM
    2. For us - Kenny on May 3, 3:56 PM
    3. Our Ped recommends organic milk - Aufrecht on May 3, 4:00 PM
    4. Everything!! - jsandac on May 3, 4:59 PM
    5. Wouldn't veggies grown without pesticides and fertilizers - niahm on May 3, 8:46 PM
    6. I started buying organic - FL Gal on May 3, 10:24 PM
    7. Strawberries, broccoli, apples, bananas (if I can find) - Orchid on May 3, 10:34 PM
    8. Really, we only do what's easy to find - thesameboat on May 4, 3:32 AM
    9. I buy what I can afford - Al on May 4, 7:08 AM
     
  39. First scan (success mentioned) View entire thread - Lisa.T on May 3, 3:54 AM
    1. Congratulations! - Maggie in VA on May 3, 7:44 AM
    2. Great! - Raindrops1 on May 3, 9:16 AM
    3. So exciting---I think the pink board you don't have to say success mentioned - Orchid on May 3, 11:43 AM
    4. Wow! Congratulations! - thesameboat on May 4, 3:32 AM
     
  40. I can't bf for 24 hrs. Yikes. View entire thread - Margolis on May 2, 10:19 PM
    1. So glad it's not serious - FL Gal on May 2, 10:37 PM
    2. Oh, my goodness. - thesameboat on May 3, 12:51 AM
    3. oh my! - demomone on May 3, 4:53 AM
    4. I'm soooo glad you're ok! - Renata on May 3, 7:24 AM
    5. OMG Margolis! - Kenny on May 3, 7:36 AM
    6. I hope it is a quick 24 hours! - Raindrops1 on May 3, 9:20 AM
    7. Have you ever taken fenugreek? - Orchid on May 3, 11:35 AM
    8. scary!! - sas on May 3, 12:45 PM
    9. Glad your OK and I cannot believe he is one already!!! - Dixiechic on May 3, 1:38 PM
    10. Thanks everyone. - Margolis on May 3, 4:11 PM
      1. Wow you've done great - Lauranz on May 3, 4:58 PM
      2. Just seeing this now... - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:52 PM
    11. Glad you are OK - verynew on May 3, 5:54 PM
     
  41. New guy on the block! View entire thread - PAH on May 2, 8:41 AM
    1. What a cute guy! - Raindrops1 on May 2, 8:48 AM
    2. How beautiful! - Maggie in VA on May 2, 8:59 AM
    3. So CUTE!!! - ks on May 2, 9:04 AM
    4. What an angelic little face! - Veesha on May 2, 9:23 AM
    5. OMG, he's precious, congratulations!!!! n/t - Finch9 on May 2, 9:52 AM
    6. How'd that happen so fast??? (well for us LOL) - Kenny on May 2, 10:10 AM
    7. Absolutely Perfect Baby. - GulfGal on May 2, 11:25 AM
    8. Awwww - Sharon on May 2, 11:26 AM
    9. Beyond gorgeous! - Renata on May 2, 11:55 AM
    10. Wow, that made me cry - CrazyLAdy on May 2, 3:58 PM
    11. Absolutely perfect! - thesameboat on May 2, 4:02 PM
    12. truly precious!!! - sas on May 2, 4:24 PM
    13. Welcome to the world, little guy! - Christine on May 2, 6:13 PM
    14. Oh my goodness, absolutely lovely.... - LadyMagoo on May 2, 6:35 PM
    15. Perfect!!! - HollyPa on May 2, 7:14 PM
    16. Congratulations. What a cutie!!!! Nt - Margolis on May 2, 9:54 PM
    17. Gorgeous!! Congrats! - FL Gal on May 2, 10:46 PM
      1. Re: Gorgeous!! Congrats! - mary on May 2, 11:46 PM
    18. Aww - Thk on May 3, 6:58 AM
    19. Beautiful...congrats!!! - Orchid on May 3, 11:36 AM
    20. He is sooo beautiful! - KellyCA on May 3, 3:27 PM
    21. oh my goodness! - Antonialisa on May 3, 6:15 PM
    22. Oh my! He's beautiful! - Leeba on May 4, 10:12 PM
    23. Adorable! - Dee S. on May 5, 1:40 PM
    24. Beautiful! Congratulations! nt - Jen in TN on May 5, 2:49 PM
     
 
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