Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. jmassage: how are you today? View entire thread - Renata on Jul 25, 10:47 AM
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  3. deleted View entire thread - Renata on Jul 24, 12:54 PM
    1. Oh, Renata - Antonialisa on Jul 24, 1:23 PM
    2. Renata, {{{Hugs}}}. - Maggie in VA on Jul 24, 1:57 PM
      1. I am curious...(for Renata and Maggie)do you have an MTHFR mutation? - BlessedThistle on Jul 24, 2:55 PM
        1. deleted - Renata on Jul 24, 3:23 PM
        2. If I am, it didn't affect ttc w/DE. - Maggie in VA on Jul 25, 7:31 AM
    3. I am so sorry- - Piper on Jul 24, 2:49 PM
    4. It's NOT YOU!! - Lauranz on Jul 24, 4:53 PM
    5. I'm so sorry - Orchid on Jul 24, 9:21 PM
    6. I'm so sorry you're doubting yourself - FL Gal on Jul 25, 6:37 AM
    7. It's not you, it's them! - Jen in TN on Jul 25, 7:01 AM
    8. One or two thoughts. - Maggie in VA on Jul 25, 10:43 AM
      1. Fine,. I am expanding my dating site profile to go down to 30 yr olds - BlessedThistle on Jul 25, 12:50 PM
        1. Getting way OT - Maybelline on Jul 25, 1:03 PM
          1. I had time to sign up, be hopeful for a day, look in complete despair at my matches a few - BlessedThistle on Jul 25, 5:47 PM
          2. HaHa - FL Gal on Jul 26, 7:25 AM
    9. Not your fault! - Maybelline on Jul 25, 1:14 PM
    10. deleted - Renata on Jul 25, 3:25 PM
      1. Do it all well? - Orchid on Jul 26, 1:36 AM
      2. great perspective Renata - Anonymous on Jul 26, 11:06 AM
     
  4. Hi Renata View entire thread - Andrea on Jul 24, 6:19 AM
    1. Thx! - Renata on Jul 24, 10:55 AM
     
  5. Really wonderful news! View entire thread - Thk on Jul 22, 6:03 AM
    1. Yes, great news indeed. - E&H on Jul 22, 6:23 AM
    2. That's wonderful! nt - thesameboat on Jul 22, 1:30 PM
      1. awe... - gr8tful1 on Jul 23, 9:40 AM
    3. What huge gift you gave them - Renata on Jul 23, 11:51 AM
    4. Excellent news! - Leeba on Jul 23, 6:34 PM
    5. What a wonderful thing!!! - Orchid on Jul 24, 9:25 PM
      1. yes but... - THK on Jul 25, 12:04 AM
        1. Ha ha ha --well there is always when they are asleep - Orchid on Jul 26, 4:13 PM
    6. How wonderful! - Jen in TN on Jul 25, 7:03 AM
      1. Hi Jen :) - THK on Jul 25, 11:59 PM
    7. Wonderful - crazy lady on Aug 1, 9:30 PM
     
  6. jmassage! for you View entire thread - birdy1602 on Jul 22, 5:29 AM
    1. Birdy, you brought tears to my eyes...and its way - LizLA on Jul 22, 8:34 AM
    2. Love this. nt - thesameboat on Jul 22, 1:31 PM
    3. Thanks, this is beautiful! nt - Jen in TN on Jul 25, 10:30 AM
     
  7. Sleep pattern advice anyone??? View entire thread - Lauranz on Jul 21, 4:23 PM
    1. Am all ears for people's responses to this one! - THK on Jul 21, 10:50 PM
      1. This kid runs all day... - Lauranz on Jul 24, 5:11 PM
    2. Ah yes, this phase!! - MW on Jul 22, 3:47 AM
      1. I know, my older DD did it too... - Lauranz on Jul 24, 5:12 PM
     
  8. the holiday View entire thread - me on Jul 21, 1:20 AM
    1. So sorry! - BabsA on Jul 21, 4:45 AM
    2. I'm glad you are home too - E&H on Jul 21, 5:16 AM
    3. How awful - astrobodine on Jul 21, 5:39 AM
    4. I'm shocked. - thesameboat on Jul 21, 6:42 AM
    5. How horrible! - Jen in TN on Jul 21, 7:48 AM
    6. That sounds appalling - Lauranz on Jul 21, 4:25 PM
    7. Oh my - Leeba on Jul 21, 7:49 PM
      1. Glad you are here for some support - Me on Jul 21, 10:38 PM
        1. hugs nt - thesameboat on Jul 22, 3:16 AM
    8. Horrible! - demomone on Jul 22, 4:17 AM
    9. So sorry this happened to you and LO! - Maggie in VA on Jul 22, 7:05 AM
    10. This is really horrible - Renata on Jul 22, 3:23 PM
     
  9. My birth story (long, tmi) View entire thread - Antonialisa on Jul 20, 4:10 PM
    1. First of all congratulations on having your little boy, he sounds amazing - E&H on Jul 20, 5:02 PM
      1. Thanks, E&H - Antonialisa on Aug 9, 1:21 AM
    2. congrats!!! - divababy on Jul 20, 5:09 PM
    3. Congratulations! - Jen in TN on Jul 20, 7:42 PM
    4. congrats! - demomone on Jul 21, 4:38 AM
    5. What a rough start to what's going to be a wonderful relationship. - thesameboat on Jul 21, 6:30 AM
    6. Wow. And congratulations! - Leeba on Jul 21, 7:44 PM
    7. Congrats again - DeeinNYC on Jul 21, 8:18 PM
    8. I'm glad you are enjoying your little one - Christine on Jul 21, 9:08 PM
    9. Wow - THK on Jul 21, 10:44 PM
    10. Oh honey - Renata on Jul 22, 3:24 PM
    11. Sorry you had such a tough time... - Maya3 on Jul 22, 5:24 PM
    12. Congratulations! - Kenny on Jul 24, 8:33 AM
    13. Wow, glad all is ok - Dixiechic on Jul 25, 4:07 AM
     
  10. nt View entire thread - Anonymous on Jul 20, 4:23 AM
    1. Re: Tell - did you show a photo of donor to LO? - green.elephant on Jul 20, 8:32 AM
      1. nt - Anonymous on Jul 20, 2:37 PM
    2. We'll only show donor pics in response to a question - Kenny on Jul 20, 9:36 AM
      1. nt - Anonymous on Jul 20, 2:47 PM
        1. I would only if they ask - Lauranz on Jul 20, 3:02 PM
          1. nt - Anonymous on Jul 21, 4:42 AM
        2. The Family Book - Kenny on Jul 21, 9:18 AM
          1. nt - Anonymous on Jul 21, 10:24 AM
    3. letting our kids guide the way - birdy1602 on Jul 22, 5:26 AM
     
  11. need some (business) support View entire thread - THK on Jul 20, 12:33 AM
    1. Done. nt - HollyPa on Jul 20, 6:59 AM
    2. thankyou ! - THK on Jul 20, 7:03 PM
    3. me too! - Jen in TN on Jul 20, 7:29 PM
    4. I am really chuffed! - Thk on Jul 22, 10:13 PM
     
  12. Different feelings coming up View entire thread - jmassage on Jul 19, 5:17 PM
    1. Re: Different feelings coming up - Finch9 on Jul 19, 6:21 PM
    2. Don't be so sure they won't look like you... - Maya3 on Jul 19, 7:55 PM
    3. You may be surprised - Jen in TN on Jul 19, 8:05 PM
    4. Kids are more mine than my husband's - Obie on Jul 19, 8:14 PM
    5. Oh, Jmassage, it's all just about to begin. - thesameboat on Jul 19, 10:14 PM
      1. you said it beautifully! good luck. its going to be magical. - divababy on Jul 20, 2:33 PM
    6. my best advice on this matter - THK on Jul 20, 1:35 AM
    7. Oh I had these but the worst bit was on the stretcher to the C section - E&H on Jul 20, 2:46 AM
    8. Re: Different feelings coming up - green on Jul 20, 1:54 PM
    9. My b/g twins are 7 months - Christine on Jul 21, 12:08 PM
    10. my thoughts (OE child ment) - pbean on Jul 22, 11:29 AM
    11. Sorry for late response! - Renata on Jul 22, 3:40 PM
     
  13. Big milestone for me... View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jul 19, 9:33 AM
    1. I hear ya!! - Miracle_Granted on Jul 19, 7:01 PM
    2. We're right behind you. - thesameboat on Jul 19, 9:56 PM
     
  14. We just had 'normal' happiness View entire thread - thesameboat on Jul 19, 4:53 AM
    1. lovely - scuba on Jul 19, 11:53 AM
    2. Normal happiness is good! - diaphanta on Jul 19, 1:56 PM
    3. Thanks for this - Jen in TN on Jul 19, 8:35 PM
    4. yeah! - THK on Jul 20, 1:38 AM
    5. This green girl is often quite happy - Christine on Jul 21, 3:40 PM
     
  15. It's a BOY!!!! View entire thread - Lauranz on Jul 19, 12:32 AM
    1. Laura that is wonderful news - E&H on Jul 19, 1:12 AM
      1. Here's hoping... - lauranz on Jul 19, 1:34 AM
        1. Congrats! - Jen in TN on Jul 19, 8:07 PM
    2. Excellent - Thk on Jul 19, 3:32 AM
    3. Congrats!!! - HollyPa on Jul 19, 3:41 AM
    4. yaay! - thesameboat on Jul 19, 4:22 AM
    5. Congrats! - diaphanta on Jul 19, 4:43 AM
    6. Congratulations! - Finch9 on Jul 19, 6:54 AM
    7. Congratulations to you all!! - BlessedThistle on Jul 19, 9:10 AM
    8. Congratulations! - Maggie in VA on Jul 19, 12:57 PM
    9. Congratulations!!! - Maybelline on Jul 19, 5:17 PM
    10. just had to say again - THK on Jul 20, 1:36 AM
    11. Wonderful news - Pandora on Jul 20, 4:22 AM
    12. Gooooo Big Blue - Dixiechic on Jul 20, 4:42 AM
    13. Congratulations! - Leeba on Jul 21, 7:39 PM
    14. Nice! - Renata on Jul 22, 3:41 PM
      1. Thank you all! - Lauranz on Jul 24, 5:14 PM
     
  16. Help! What is/was your newborn nightly routine? View entire thread - Finch9 on Jul 18, 6:33 PM
    1. I think you're doing well to be getting some longer stretches at night.... - lauranz on Jul 19, 1:37 AM
      1. Thanks! - Finch9 on Jul 19, 7:05 AM
    2. You're doing fine! - Jen in TN on Jul 19, 8:53 PM
    3. All sounds normal - Dixiechic on Jul 20, 4:50 AM
    4. Our routine - Thk on Jul 22, 8:16 AM
     
  17. deleted all my recent posts View entire thread - Renata on Jul 18, 12:25 PM
    1. Hi Renata - Jen in TN on Jul 18, 5:44 PM
    2. Peace is great... - lauranz on Jul 19, 1:39 AM
    3. Friends site - Leslie on Jul 19, 12:45 PM
     
  18. Hello! Update and traveling overseas ?s View entire thread - scubagrl on Jul 17, 3:03 PM
    1. Yes, I gave my kids .25 mg for several weeks - BlessedThistle on Jul 17, 3:28 PM
     
  19. Ticker Test - Ignore View entire thread - ks on Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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  21. Hi, ladies, just posted to Friends Helping Friends. View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Jul 17, 9:59 AM
    1. Thanks so much everyone. - Maggie in VA on Jul 18, 7:51 AM
     
  22. What do you think about telling a 4 yo about a child's murder? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jul 17, 9:05 AM
    1. I just tell them (safety Issues) - Aufrecht on Jul 17, 9:48 AM
      1. I do talk to them about their bodies being private and how no one is allowed to touch - BlessedThistle on Jul 17, 10:09 AM
        1. clarification - Aufrecht on Jul 17, 10:15 AM
    2. My problem with it - Jen in TN on Jul 17, 7:46 PM
     
  23. Aunt Flow arrived today View entire thread - Christine on Jul 16, 6:27 PM
    1. I understand - Jen in TN on Jul 17, 7:52 PM
    2. I get it. - Margolis on Jul 17, 9:44 PM
      1. barge to Margolis - Jen in TN on Jul 18, 5:46 PM
     
  24. Acid Reflux...Need Advice View entire thread - ks on Jul 16, 2:56 PM
    1. My advice is to give her l reuteri - BlessedThistle on Jul 16, 3:15 PM
      1. We are using - ks on Jul 16, 5:37 PM
    2. I had severe reflux with my twins - E&H on Jul 16, 4:41 PM
      1. Will Definitely Look... - ks on Jul 16, 5:40 PM
    3. We had better luck with Prevacid solutab - astrobodiine on Jul 16, 7:20 PM
    4. DD#2 had both - HollyPa on Jul 17, 5:05 AM
      1. Great Tips - ks on Jul 17, 5:16 AM
    5. Medicine syringe - Maggie in VA on Jul 17, 7:05 AM
    6. Use a syringe! - scubagrl on Jul 17, 2:47 PM
     
  25. Added a few replies to Lauranz's post to me below View entire thread - Renata on Jul 16, 10:50 AM
    1. Glad you did... - lauranz on Jul 16, 3:31 PM
     
  26. Hi Renata - hope you are doing well... View entire thread - Andrea on Jul 16, 6:49 AM
    1. deleted - Renata on Jul 16, 10:36 AM
      1. yes... - Andrea on Jul 16, 11:08 PM
     
  27. Surrogacy in the USA/NY View entire thread - demomone on Jul 16, 4:29 AM
    1. While I'm not an expert . . . - Maggie in VA on Jul 16, 7:23 AM
    2. I know at least one couple - Jen in TN on Jul 16, 8:05 AM
      1. Thanks! - demomone on Jul 16, 7:31 PM
    3. Demomone, - Margolis on Jul 17, 9:53 PM
     
  28. what are your thoughts on Britians fertility campaign? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jul 15, 8:10 AM
    1. I agree on education - Jen in TN on Jul 15, 9:27 AM
    2. I, too, found the poster offensive - Maggie in VA on Jul 16, 7:27 AM
     
  29. What do you do when your kid breaks something at someone else's house? View entire thread - Jen in TN on Jul 14, 8:19 PM
    1. I would trust the hostess is telling you the truth... - Maya3 on Jul 14, 8:27 PM
      1. Thanks, Maya3 - Jen in TN on Jul 14, 8:38 PM
      2. I agree but I'd also consider... - thesameboat on Jul 14, 10:49 PM
        1. I agree - demomone on Jul 15, 4:35 AM
          1. Thanks, ladies - Jen in TN on Jul 15, 6:33 AM
            1. My DS did this - GulfGal on Jul 15, 7:59 AM
    2. I think I would do something similar. - PAH on Jul 15, 8:36 AM
      1. Good idea - Jen in TN on Jul 15, 9:21 AM
    3. confess immediatly - THK on Jul 20, 1:39 AM
     
  30. Surrogacy in India? x post View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jul 14, 4:54 PM
    1. hopefully, E & H (Christine) can post, she knows LOTS about this part of the country... - Andrea on Jul 14, 8:00 PM
      1. I only know of THK and Diaphanta that went there - E&H on Jul 15, 2:56 AM
    2. x post - have said this before, but many horror stories - Daisy on Jul 15, 11:31 AM
    3. Worst experience of my entire life - Thk on Jul 15, 7:42 PM
    4. Do I need to add to this thread, LOL? - diaphanta on Jul 16, 5:46 AM
     
  31. Renata... View entire thread - Lauranz on Jul 14, 4:12 PM
    1. she is doing the right thing by staying IMO - MomtoJP on Jul 14, 7:54 PM
      1. This is what I don't understand! - Maya3 on Jul 14, 8:21 PM
        1. Yes, I don't get it - BlessedThistle on Jul 14, 8:27 PM
        2. How much is documented? ETA - Maggie in VA on Jul 14, 10:14 PM
      2. He sure as hell wouldn't get unsupervised access here.. - Lauranz on Jul 14, 10:04 PM
        1. We had a little girl who seems to have been free range murdered recently - BlessedThistle on Jul 15, 6:59 AM
    2. In my own life it is far from straightforward. - PAH on Jul 15, 8:30 AM
    3. deleted - Renata on Jul 16, 10:41 AM
    4. deleted - Renata on Jul 16, 10:48 AM
     
  32. Obstetric choelitis, liver. View entire thread - Thk on Jul 14, 4:53 AM
    1. I had it - demomone on Jul 14, 5:34 AM
     
  33. OT: Asking for prayers View entire thread - DE mom to twins on Jul 13, 9:47 PM
    1. Of course - Renata on Jul 14, 12:14 AM
    2. Done. - thesameboat on Jul 14, 2:09 AM
    3. Yes - Thk on Jul 14, 5:03 AM
    4. sure - demomone on Jul 14, 5:42 AM
    5. absolutely! nt - Jen in TN on Jul 14, 1:55 PM
     
  34. I did it! my kids have their very own bedrooms! View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jul 13, 6:48 PM
    1. good for you!! we hope to do it some day.... sigh - Andrea on Jul 13, 8:48 PM
      1. Um, it's all CRAMMED in my guest room - BlessedThistle on Jul 13, 9:13 PM
    2. great! - demomone on Jul 14, 5:45 AM
    3. I can't wait for pictures! - PAH on Jul 15, 8:37 AM
      1. No but at least their rooms looks great. I will post pics when finishing touches are done - BlessedThistle on Jul 16, 10:06 PM
     
  35. deleted View entire thread - Renata on Jul 13, 4:50 PM
    1. Renata, sending you a hug - Ariadne on Jul 13, 6:19 PM
    2. I'm just sending hugs... - FL Gal on Jul 13, 8:54 PM
    3. Renata - you are so brave in your RL and to share so much with us and risk our opinions - Andrea on Jul 13, 8:54 PM
    4. Sorry, double post - FL Gal on Jul 13, 8:54 PM
    5. Great First "Talk - GulfGal on Jul 14, 6:40 AM
    6. Great job. - PAH on Jul 14, 1:20 PM
    7. Good for you! - Jen in TN on Jul 14, 1:58 PM
    8. sending you love and support - birdy1600 on Jul 14, 4:53 PM
    9. I'm sorry for all the work you have to do - Orchid on Jul 14, 10:06 PM
    10. Renata, you responded beautifully . . . - Maggie in VA on Jul 15, 8:01 AM
     
  36. Leslie - Sent you e-mail View entire thread - Renata on Jul 13, 9:18 AM
    1. Wrote u back - Leslie on Jul 13, 12:01 PM
     
  37. Book recommendation View entire thread - PAH on Jul 13, 7:55 AM
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  39. Ariadne Thank you for link below View entire thread - Karen on Jul 12, 6:44 AM
    1. I'm glad you saw it - Ariadne on Jul 12, 5:51 PM
      1. I have too, sorry I waited so long - karen on Jul 12, 9:45 PM
     
  40. Renata please read this View entire thread - demomone on Jul 11, 6:42 PM
    1. I've responded more, too. nt - Maggie in VA on Jul 12, 11:25 AM
    2. Replied to you guys below - Renata on Jul 12, 4:58 PM
     
  41. Long time no post View entire thread - AJ on Jul 11, 12:27 PM
    1. Nice to hear from you! - Renata on Jul 11, 6:24 PM
    2. Hey AJ, nice to hear from you! - Andrea on Jul 12, 8:46 AM
      1. Yes Andrea - would love for you to come visit - AJ on Jul 12, 8:52 AM
    3. Good to see you again. - Margolis on Jul 12, 8:22 PM
     
  42. Need Advice about Newborn Sleep Habits View entire thread - Finch9 on Jul 11, 9:50 AM
    1. I think - FL Gal on Jul 11, 5:29 PM
      1. Thanks - Finch9 on Jul 12, 7:12 AM
        1. Re: Thanks - green.elephant on Jul 12, 8:32 AM
          1. Yep - FL Gal on Jul 12, 10:12 PM
    2. Commiserate :). - PAH on Jul 11, 6:25 PM
      1. Wishing You Sleep! - Finch9 on Jul 12, 7:24 AM
    3. I can relate! - Jen in TN on Jul 11, 8:00 PM
      1. Thanks - Finch9 on Jul 12, 7:32 AM
    4. Re: Need Advice about Newborn Sleep Habits - green.elephant on Jul 11, 8:52 PM
      1. Good Idea - Finch9 on Jul 12, 7:33 AM
     
  43. OT - did you know about incognito mode when browsing internet? View entire thread - niahm on Jul 11, 5:46 AM
    1. No, I did not know this! - Maya3 on Jul 11, 5:54 AM
      1. I don't see any downside at all - niahm on Jul 11, 5:58 AM
        1. It's good for some domestic situations - niahm on Jul 11, 6:07 AM
    2. I believe IE has a similar mode. - Maggie in VA on Jul 11, 7:15 AM
    3. I use izquick - thesameboat on Jul 12, 7:43 AM
      1. I'm amazed that US citizens themselves are not too much outraged - niahm on Jul 12, 9:55 AM
        1. Good point - thesameboat on Jul 13, 8:54 AM
     
 
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