Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. embryo donation question View entire thread - sophie on May 18, 2015, 12:24 PM
    1. I'm not sure (m) (loss ment) - KarenGH on May 18, 2015, 12:43 PM
      1. If you do not mind a homestudy requirement, I am sure NEDC would take them - BlessedThistle on May 18, 2015, 12:52 PM
        1. thanks - sophie on May 19, 2015, 8:17 AM
      2. thanks - sophie on May 19, 2015, 10:29 AM
    2. Check with your clinic, - LizLA on May 19, 2015, 9:14 AM
      1. I'm planning to talk to them again - sophie on May 19, 2015, 10:27 AM
     
  2. Response to Anne's yellow board post on books. View entire thread - Maggie in VA on May 18, 2015, 10:19 AM
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  4. Donor Conception Network panel discussion with donor conceived children/teens View entire thread - Daisy on May 18, 2015, 9:06 AM
    1. Thanks - Margolis on May 18, 2015, 7:13 PM
      1. Thanks Margolis! I love my job and I love working with all the - Daisy on May 19, 2015, 12:57 PM
     
  5. been so long; update and AI -- my thoughts on #2 View entire thread - Julie on May 18, 2015, 6:31 AM
    1. Thanks Julie - AL on May 18, 2015, 7:16 AM
    2. What a lovely post! - thesameboat on May 18, 2015, 9:23 AM
    3. Thanks for the update! - Margolis on May 18, 2015, 7:24 PM
    4. Great to hear from you! - Finch9 on May 19, 2015, 1:30 PM
    5. So happy to hear from you, Julie! - Leeba on May 19, 2015, 2:38 PM
     
  6. childrens birthday parties View entire thread - De22 on May 17, 2015, 5:31 PM
    1. A thought . . . - Maggie in VA on May 17, 2015, 7:52 PM
      1. Re: A thought . . . - De22 on May 19, 2015, 12:01 PM
     
  7. article/commentary about egg donation and anonymity View entire thread - mbunny on May 17, 2015, 6:19 AM
    1. dsr!!! - birdy1600 on May 17, 2015, 9:55 AM
    2. I think - Al on May 18, 2015, 6:42 AM
      1. i agree - birdy1600 on May 18, 2015, 7:39 AM
    3. So disturbing to read about women injured through ED. - Maggie in VA on May 18, 2015, 9:55 AM
      1. From the article, it didn't seem that she was injured by ED - mbunny on May 18, 2015, 4:09 PM
        1. and i dig my kids - birdy1600 on May 18, 2015, 7:15 PM
        2. It doesn't say ED was a cause of any injury. nt - thesameboat on May 19, 2015, 1:55 AM
        3. Should have noted, it's in another piece she wrote . . . - Maggie in VA on May 19, 2015, 11:10 AM
          1. Re: Should have noted, it's in another piece she wrote . . . - De22 on May 19, 2015, 1:27 PM
            1. Agree. - Maggie in VA on May 20, 2015, 7:25 AM
              1. question - De22 on May 20, 2015, 8:47 AM
                1. Mmmmm, yeeeesssss . . . - Maggie in VA on May 20, 2015, 1:14 PM
          2. ugh, I hadn't read any of her other blog posts nt - mbunny on May 19, 2015, 3:54 PM
    4. I wonder if she would think as much - LizlA on Jun 9, 2015, 10:05 AM
     
  8. fun off topic View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 17, 2015, 6:16 AM
    1. Oh, mine. - thesameboat on May 17, 2015, 9:47 AM
     
  9. oh great im getting weird again View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 16, 2015, 7:57 PM
    1. No, they won't. Really. - thesameboat on May 17, 2015, 9:46 AM
    2. I agree with sameboat - E&H on May 18, 2015, 12:14 AM
    3. Well... - AL on May 18, 2015, 7:18 AM
    4. I was born to young parents - De22 on May 19, 2015, 7:23 PM
     
  10. Anyone use Sperm from unmarried/uncommitted partner? View entire thread - Darrias on May 15, 2015, 5:09 PM
    1. Yes, me - Anon on May 16, 2015, 3:01 PM
      1. thanks. - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 2:12 AM
        1. Lawyers - Al on May 17, 2015, 5:25 AM
          1. Thanks Al - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 6:17 AM
        2. I considered mine just a donor too - Anon on May 17, 2015, 7:23 AM
    2. Can't add much to that, but . . . - Maggie in VA on May 16, 2015, 5:03 PM
      1. Thx Maggie, will check it out. nt - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 2:13 AM
        1. yess proceed with caution - birdy1600 on May 17, 2015, 6:14 AM
          1. Thanks Birdy.. - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 6:36 AM
            1. Oh my!!! - Anon on May 17, 2015, 7:35 AM
              1. Anon, thanks for your input - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 2:59 PM
                1. Of course, I understand - Anon on May 17, 2015, 3:25 PM
            2. it will work out - birdy1600 on May 17, 2015, 10:00 AM
              1. Simple for you Birdy - Anon on May 17, 2015, 10:25 AM
                1. at least have guts not to be anon if you r going to snark at me - birdy1600 on May 18, 2015, 4:11 AM
                  1. Has nothing to do with guts - Anon on May 18, 2015, 4:48 PM
                    1. thank you for clarifying - birdy1600 on May 18, 2015, 7:12 PM
              2. Thanks Birdy, - Darrias on May 17, 2015, 2:55 PM
                1. you sound like u have a good head on your shoulders! - birdy1600 on May 18, 2015, 4:12 AM
    3. Darrias, how about.... - Al on May 18, 2015, 7:08 AM
      1. All I can do - Darrias on May 23, 2015, 12:37 PM
        1. Can I mention to you that my kids are almost 6 and completely indifferent to the lack of - BlessedThistle on May 26, 2015, 7:31 AM
     
  11. stirring up the cold pot a bit: is this true? ancestry shutting DOWN dna View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 15, 2015, 10:46 AM
    1. Only some, as far as I know - Maybelline on May 15, 2015, 11:46 AM
     
  12. Twins born at 35 weeks View entire thread - De2 on May 14, 2015, 2:22 PM
    1. So happy for you...sappy song to share - BlessedThistle on May 14, 2015, 5:32 PM
    2. Congratulations - E&H on May 14, 2015, 10:39 PM
    3. congratulations! twins! - lizla on May 14, 2015, 10:48 PM
    4. Yay and welcome De2 Twins! - AC in Boston on May 15, 2015, 7:08 AM
    5. So glad to hear you are OK and . . . - Maggie in VA on May 15, 2015, 7:24 AM
    6. congrats - Sophie on May 15, 2015, 9:16 AM
    7. Oh, congratulations! Re: blood type... - thesameboat on May 15, 2015, 9:38 AM
    8. Congratulations! Love the date! - Finch9 on May 15, 2015, 9:40 AM
    9. Congratulations!!! - Mrs. M on May 16, 2015, 4:08 AM
    10. Congratulations! - mbunny on May 16, 2015, 11:51 AM
    11. congratuation!! - Gotlucky2014 on May 16, 2015, 12:09 PM
    12. Congrats !! - AL on May 18, 2015, 7:21 AM
    13. Congratulations! - Leeba on May 20, 2015, 1:46 PM
     
  13. Embryo Donation? Birdy? View entire thread - Sophie on May 14, 2015, 9:37 AM
    1. They do not have a program...see link - BlessedThistle on May 14, 2015, 9:59 AM
      1. BT, would like some info regarding donating my embryos - Margolis on May 14, 2015, 10:15 AM
        1. Sent! - BlessedThistle on May 14, 2015, 11:12 AM
      2. I know very little - Sophie on May 14, 2015, 12:14 PM
        1. I had very good experience with Miracles Waiting. nt - LizLA on May 14, 2015, 3:23 PM
    2. is it so wrong to feel loved from ur shoutout? - birdy1600 on May 14, 2015, 6:47 PM
      1. Thanks, Birdy - Sophie on May 15, 2015, 9:13 AM
        1. yes indeed - birdy1600 on May 15, 2015, 10:51 AM
     
  14. DD can't sit alone (unsupported) View entire thread - Gotlucky2014 on May 12, 2015, 7:16 PM
    1. Does she pull herself up? - E&H on May 12, 2015, 9:53 PM
      1. she does roll fast - Gotlucky2014 on May 13, 2015, 1:29 PM
        1. Don't be scared she will break something - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 12:44 PM
    2. I wouldn't worry yet - AC in Boston on May 13, 2015, 6:04 AM
      1. she rolls over fast and she pulls herself up - Gotlucky2014 on May 13, 2015, 1:32 PM
        1. SAH - AC in Boston on May 15, 2015, 7:10 AM
    3. Can she sit up straight when supported or does she slump? - BlessedThistle on May 13, 2015, 6:45 AM
      1. thank for the link - Gotlucky2014 on May 13, 2015, 1:52 PM
    4. Other milestones? - demomone on May 13, 2015, 7:39 AM
      1. she is meeting all other milestones well - Gotlucky2014 on May 13, 2015, 1:45 PM
        1. Then I wouldn't worry about it - thesameboat on May 14, 2015, 1:46 PM
          1. thank you - Gotlucky2014 on May 14, 2015, 9:01 PM
          2. I agree...perfect advice - BlessedThistle on May 16, 2015, 8:30 AM
     
  15. IMPORTANT,PLEASE READ! View entire thread - LizLA on May 12, 2015, 10:09 AM
    1. just wondering - gr8tful1 on May 12, 2015, 1:59 PM
      1. They can register at sibling registry or they - LizLA on May 12, 2015, 2:31 PM
    2. confused was there more to this? oh reading older posts - birdy1600 on May 12, 2015, 4:55 PM
      1. please remem ber WE very may be the donor one day - birdy1600 on May 12, 2015, 5:05 PM
        1. Re: please remem ber WE very may be the donor one day - ann on May 13, 2015, 3:22 PM
    3. Is this regarding the Ancestry DNA post below? - Renata on May 12, 2015, 8:36 PM
    4. Huh? - green.elephant on May 12, 2015, 8:37 PM
      1. It might be a good idea to contact the third party - LizLA on May 13, 2015, 1:11 PM
    5. Re: IMPORTANT,PLEASE READ! - E&H on May 12, 2015, 9:52 PM
    6. do u think UK did a good move? - birdy1600 on May 13, 2015, 4:33 AM
     
  16. Wrapping up BFing. Sad. View entire thread - AC in Boston on May 12, 2015, 8:30 AM
    1. There will be other snuggly times - thesameboat on May 12, 2015, 1:01 PM
    2. I had similar feelings - Mrs. M on May 12, 2015, 1:44 PM
      1. She is the best age!! - BlessedThistle on May 12, 2015, 2:07 PM
    3. LOL, I was the exact opposite. - Maggie in VA on May 12, 2015, 2:12 PM
    4. There with you.... - Al on May 13, 2015, 6:46 AM
    5. Oh, I understand! - Leigh on May 13, 2015, 12:11 PM
    6. Thank you. It's definitely over. - AC in Boston on May 15, 2015, 7:17 AM
     
  17. De2, are you feeling better? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on May 11, 2015, 7:56 AM
    1. Hi, I posted above - De2 on May 14, 2015, 3:25 PM
     
  18. OMG what no Mothers Day role call? View entire thread - Dee.S on May 10, 2015, 1:40 PM
    1. Hi, Dee! - Jen in TN on May 10, 2015, 5:38 PM
      1. Jen, he is precious! nt - thesameboat on May 11, 2015, 12:19 AM
      2. So cute!! - Piper on May 11, 2015, 10:48 AM
      3. So handsome... - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 12:46 PM
    2. Love all the pics. Everyone is getting so big. - Margolis on May 10, 2015, 6:48 PM
      1. Great to hear it - Jen in TN on May 10, 2015, 7:52 PM
      2. Cannot believe he is three!! - Piper on May 11, 2015, 10:49 AM
      3. Margolis... - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:00 PM
    3. thought about it but thought thanksgiving was our call - birdy1600 on May 10, 2015, 7:41 PM
      1. Birdy - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:01 PM
    4. Oh, my word, what gorgeous children! - thesameboat on May 11, 2015, 12:18 AM
      1. That is my favorite picture of them also... - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:10 PM
    5. Think of you often, Dee! - Maggie in VA on May 11, 2015, 6:35 AM
      1. Thanks! - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:11 PM
    6. gorgeous! - Piper on May 11, 2015, 10:50 AM
      1. I love these little guys... - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:15 PM
    7. Awww... - Obie on May 11, 2015, 11:08 AM
      1. Wish you had posted pictures! - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:18 PM
    8. Dee!!!! So good to see you :) - Kenny on May 12, 2015, 5:20 AM
      1. Psychiartic Peds Nurse - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 12:56 PM
    9. Dee, I have missed you! - Leeba on May 14, 2015, 8:47 AM
      1. Leeba - Dee.S on May 23, 2015, 1:20 PM
     
  19. we are MOMMY's View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 9, 2015, 2:18 PM
    1. i waited for long time for this day - Gotlucky2014 on May 9, 2015, 2:31 PM
    2. Happy Mothers' Day to all of you! - thesameboat on May 9, 2015, 11:23 PM
    3. Happy day! - Jen in TN on May 10, 2015, 5:12 AM
    4. Thank you all - Getinmybelly on May 10, 2015, 5:29 AM
    5. It's extremely special :) - Al on May 10, 2015, 7:05 AM
    6. Happy Mother's Day. - Silky Gal on May 10, 2015, 7:52 AM
    7. It is a lovely feeling - gr8tful1 on May 10, 2015, 8:09 AM
    8. Now every day is Mother's Day! - mbunny on May 10, 2015, 8:32 AM
      1. truth for sure - birdy1600 on May 10, 2015, 10:33 AM
     
  20. thank you so much, this is for Maggie (posted here by mistake) View entire thread - Gotlucky2014 on May 8, 2015, 1:25 PM
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  22. OT: Anyone here done Medifast? View entire thread - Maggie in VA on May 8, 2015, 7:39 AM
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  24. Random confession: I've had an Ancestry DNA test about 16 months and not opened View entire thread - BlessedThistle on May 8, 2015, 6:20 AM
    1. Re: Random confession: I've had an Ancestry DNA test about 16 months and not opened - KarenGH on May 8, 2015, 7:00 AM
      1. Yes, if the donors happen to be on there, I will initiate contact - BlessedThistle on May 8, 2015, 11:41 AM
        1. I see what you mean. - KarenGH on May 8, 2015, 12:26 PM
        2. This was an anonymous donation? Why are you looking for the donor family? - ann on May 8, 2015, 3:38 PM
          1. I want to know my children's heritage and if by some miracle we are cousins of a sort - BlessedThistle on May 8, 2015, 5:27 PM
          2. I donated left over embies. I know I did a good thing... - LizLA on May 11, 2015, 11:46 AM
            1. Yes, I wish I could just see that which it is ok to see on ancestry.com - BlessedThistle on May 11, 2015, 12:10 PM
            2. Re: I donated left over embies. I know I did a good thing... - ann on May 11, 2015, 12:37 PM
              1. You might consider toning down your language - BlessedThistle on May 11, 2015, 12:56 PM
                1. BT, I believe it was comment in general... - lizla on May 11, 2015, 6:07 PM
                  1. I am just sensitive I guess because I just took them out to actually move forward - BlessedThistle on May 11, 2015, 6:51 PM
                    1. Conundrum - AC in Boston on May 12, 2015, 8:18 AM
                      1. This was a couple in their 40s though and a woman in her 30s at the time - BlessedThistle on May 12, 2015, 9:38 AM
                        1. BT, you continue with your feelings... - LizLA on May 12, 2015, 9:45 AM
                          1. I am sorry it disturbs you. My only assumption is that there may be a willingness for some - BlessedThistle on May 12, 2015, 10:16 AM
                          2. it's okay to have feelings - AC in Boston on May 12, 2015, 12:07 PM
                            1. Some of us follow laws and contracts. - LizLA on May 12, 2015, 2:37 PM
                              1. If you read - AC in Boston on May 13, 2015, 5:59 AM
                                1. I am filtering her responses and considering her valid input - BlessedThistle on May 13, 2015, 6:55 AM
                        2. I think you know what the right thing to do is... - AC in Boston on May 12, 2015, 10:20 AM
                          1. Tell me your thoughts on this... - BlessedThistle on May 12, 2015, 11:35 AM
                            1. that makes sense - AC in Boston on May 12, 2015, 12:01 PM
                            2. So you haven't actually sent the samples in yet? - KarenGH on May 15, 2015, 3:09 PM
                              1. No, this is good advice - BlessedThistle on May 16, 2015, 8:44 AM
                      2. Well said AC. - LizLA on May 12, 2015, 9:40 AM
                        1. Re: Well said AC. - ann on May 13, 2015, 3:07 PM
                          1. If a donor puts their genetic information out there, they know it is not being done in a - BlessedThistle on May 13, 2015, 4:30 PM
                            1. Here's a quote from you earlier - ann on May 13, 2015, 7:51 PM
                              1. ...you looked through all my posting history for these posts? - BlessedThistle on May 13, 2015, 9:06 PM
                            2. Another quote - ann on May 13, 2015, 8:17 PM
                              1. You went back 6 years to find this post? This is a new level of disturbing+ - BlessedThistle on May 13, 2015, 9:10 PM
                              2. This is not in the spirit of this board - Ariadne on May 14, 2015, 6:54 AM
    2. Let's keep this friendly, folks - Moderator on May 14, 2015, 8:24 AM
     
  25. too late for me, but article with other options View entire thread - mbunny on May 7, 2015, 2:10 PM
    1. Very interesting and exciting! nt - Mrs. M on May 7, 2015, 5:45 PM
     
  26. It is official - someone called me "Grandma" View entire thread - Christine on May 6, 2015, 10:36 PM
    1. This is a hilarious post. :) - thesameboat on May 6, 2015, 10:55 PM
      1. I love it! - Maggie in VA on May 7, 2015, 6:15 AM
      2. Sameboat - Christine on May 7, 2015, 10:28 AM
        1. Thanks for that. - thesameboat on May 7, 2015, 12:19 PM
    2. This is so funny - E&H on May 7, 2015, 4:11 PM
     
  27. No period after giving birth my dd View entire thread - Gotlucky2014 on May 6, 2015, 1:51 PM
    1. My experience - Mrs. M on May 6, 2015, 5:45 PM
      1. forgot to add, i never breastfed my dd - Gotlucky2014 on May 6, 2015, 7:19 PM
        1. I would see your RE. - Maggie in VA on May 7, 2015, 10:53 AM
          1. thanks. Do - Gotlucky2014 on May 7, 2015, 1:13 PM
            1. I would go to your fertility doctor. - Maggie in VA on May 8, 2015, 7:42 AM
     
  28. taking first step in donating our embryos View entire thread - birdy1600 on May 5, 2015, 10:38 AM
    1. Totally Selfless Gift - MM on May 5, 2015, 3:14 PM
      1. u r loved - birdy1600 on May 5, 2015, 3:50 PM
    2. Re: taking first step in donating our embryos - De2 on May 5, 2015, 6:03 PM
    3. A lovely thing to do. - KarenGH on May 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
    4. You are going to make someone so very happy! - BlessedThistle on May 6, 2015, 9:33 AM
    5. Wonderful! nt - thesameboat on May 6, 2015, 11:01 AM
    6. Good for you! - Renata on May 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
    7. We are getting ready to do the same - Jen in TN on May 10, 2015, 5:11 AM
     
  29. Throwing up meds View entire thread - Venellope on May 4, 2015, 4:46 PM
    1. Ask your doctor, but . . . - Maggie in VA on May 4, 2015, 5:35 PM
    2. Call your dr - we had to switch forms - Kenny on May 6, 2015, 5:35 AM
    3. Thanks - Venellope on May 6, 2015, 7:52 AM
     
  30. Fur baby dying (euthanasia ment) View entire thread - Renata on May 4, 2015, 1:59 PM
    1. Awww, I'm sorry - FL Gal on May 4, 2015, 6:40 PM
    2. It's tough . . . - Maggie in VA on May 5, 2015, 6:29 AM
    3. My heart aches for you. - KarenGH on May 6, 2015, 10:27 AM
    4. I'm so very sorry - mbunny on May 7, 2015, 7:11 PM
     
  31. Pretty sure I'm losing baby... View entire thread - Serendipitous on May 4, 2015, 6:11 AM
    1. There are other explanations for what you are describing (succes ment) - sophie on May 4, 2015, 6:31 AM
    2. Try not to panic . . . - Maggie in VA on May 4, 2015, 7:58 AM
    3. Thinking positive thoughts for you - Mrs. M on May 4, 2015, 1:33 PM
    4. Please let us know how scan goes - Renata on May 4, 2015, 2:54 PM
    5. Update - Serendipitous on May 4, 2015, 5:18 PM
      1. Thanks for letting us know! - Maggie in VA on May 4, 2015, 5:32 PM
      2. Re: Update - FL Gal on May 4, 2015, 6:37 PM
      3. Had similar NT scan issues - AC in Boston on May 5, 2015, 9:37 AM
      4. Hang in there momma and little one - Christine on May 6, 2015, 10:27 PM
     
  32. Chimerism (sick child ment., but he is WELL now!) View entire thread - Renata on Apr 30, 2015, 5:00 PM
    1. Sounds like a form of mosaic Down syndrome - Maybelline on Apr 30, 2015, 5:50 PM
    2. Someone posted this article a while back. - Maggie in VA on Apr 30, 2015, 10:42 PM
      1. Very interesting nt - E&H on May 1, 2015, 12:33 AM
      2. Really fascinating article, and I'm so glad the little boy is better - Leeba on May 1, 2015, 8:36 AM
      3. thanks for the article - mbunny on May 1, 2015, 10:09 AM
    3. i am happy to read the little boy is free - Gotlucky2014 on May 1, 2015, 12:50 PM
     
  33. need to take codeine for pain View entire thread - De2 on Apr 29, 2015, 9:55 PM
    1. I would take it - Al on Apr 30, 2015, 4:53 AM
      1. Good advice! (eta pretty sensitive information in here so skip if you prefer) - BlessedThistle on Apr 30, 2015, 6:32 AM
    2. I like what others have said. - Maggie in VA on Apr 30, 2015, 6:57 AM
      1. yeah - De2 on May 1, 2015, 2:16 PM
    3. No, take the meds instead - do not give birth this early if you can avoid (bad things ment - Kenny on Apr 30, 2015, 8:31 AM
    4. agree with others - Skye on Apr 30, 2015, 9:03 PM
    5. meds! - green.elephant on Apr 30, 2015, 10:13 PM
    6. thanks everyone - De2 on May 1, 2015, 2:14 PM
     
  34. baby is here! View entire thread - sophie on Apr 29, 2015, 2:49 PM
    1. Congratulations!! - Mrs. M on Apr 29, 2015, 4:23 PM
    2. Congratulations! - mbunny on Apr 29, 2015, 6:23 PM
    3. Yay ! :) - Al on Apr 30, 2015, 4:43 AM
    4. Yay! Congrats! - Leigh on Apr 30, 2015, 8:51 AM
    5. Wonderfu post. Congratulations!....m - Hope2009 on Apr 30, 2015, 9:55 AM
    6. So glad all is well! - Renata on Apr 30, 2015, 4:43 PM
    7. Congratulations! - Kenny on May 1, 2015, 5:51 AM
    8. Congratulations, Sophie! - Leeba on May 1, 2015, 8:38 AM
    9. Congratulations! - Maggie in VA on May 3, 2015, 5:06 AM
    10. Congratulations! Big girl!!! - Ann on May 3, 2015, 8:37 AM
    11. Congratulations! - wsb2 on May 4, 2015, 5:41 AM
    12. Warmest congrats - AC in Boston on May 5, 2015, 9:28 AM
     
  35. Dopplers View entire thread - Leigh on Apr 28, 2015, 7:22 AM
    1. My experience - sophie on Apr 29, 2015, 2:52 PM
      1. Thank you for responding, Sophie! n/t - Leigh on Apr 30, 2015, 8:52 AM
     
  36. Did you have your second/subsequent children for different reasons ? View entire thread - Al on Apr 27, 2015, 7:00 AM
    1. as an only - birdy1600 on Apr 27, 2015, 10:53 AM
    2. Of course mine came together but I am very grateful - BlessedThistle on Apr 27, 2015, 11:38 AM
    3. I am an only.. - Leigh on Apr 27, 2015, 12:27 PM
    4. I understand about the sense of responsibility. - Maggie in VA on Apr 28, 2015, 8:17 AM
    5. I can relate! - Finch9 on Apr 28, 2015, 12:07 PM
    6. I'm an only as well - Renata on Apr 28, 2015, 12:38 PM
    7. candace bergEns latest book is on this - birdy1600 on Apr 28, 2015, 10:21 PM
    8. Thankyou all so much for your thoughtful replies - Al on Apr 29, 2015, 6:39 AM
      1. Re: Thankyou all so much for your thoughtful replies - birdy1600 on Apr 29, 2015, 8:00 AM
      2. Hi - Chalet reuse on Apr 30, 2015, 5:36 AM
        1. This resonated with me. - PAH on May 8, 2015, 7:11 PM
          1. Thankyou :) - Al on May 10, 2015, 7:07 AM
      3. Re: Thankyou all so much for your thoughtful replies - E&H on Apr 30, 2015, 6:56 AM
    9. Reading your post al, reminded me of how I thought prior....m - Hope2009 on Apr 30, 2015, 9:50 AM
    10. Hi - FL Gal on Apr 30, 2015, 8:28 PM
    11. I'm following your decision process with interest - Leeba on May 1, 2015, 9:12 AM
    12. Good luck Al! I had a tough time w/ #2 but all is fine - Annie on May 3, 2015, 9:27 AM
    13. Interesting Forum - Finch9 on May 3, 2015, 1:15 PM
    14. So incredibly grateful for all this input - Al on May 5, 2015, 7:10 AM
     
  37. thanks dear ones and Flgal View entire thread - birdy1600 on Apr 24, 2015, 8:44 PM
    1. Been through the same thing - gr8tful1 on Apr 25, 2015, 5:48 PM
     
  38. Talking to your children View entire thread - ElseeG on Apr 24, 2015, 7:28 PM
    1. im with you - birdy1600 on Apr 24, 2015, 8:30 PM
    2. Tell early, tell often ;) - Al on Apr 25, 2015, 7:23 AM
    3. We started by telling how much we wanted to have them... - Kenny on Apr 25, 2015, 7:54 AM
    4. Made our own book - green.elephant on Apr 25, 2015, 8:24 AM
    5. We tell as if - gr8tful1 on Apr 25, 2015, 5:44 PM
      1. Would love to hear from parents with older kids. - LizLA on Apr 27, 2015, 8:05 AM
        1. not much different at 10. - Chalet reuse on Apr 30, 2015, 11:18 AM
          1. Is it development or interests? nt - LizLA on May 1, 2015, 1:49 PM
     
  39. advice (miscarriage ment) View entire thread - wsb2 on Apr 24, 2015, 11:37 AM
    1. Re: advice (miscarriage ment) - De2 on Apr 24, 2015, 1:09 PM
      1. Re: advice (miscarriage ment) - wsb2 on Apr 24, 2015, 2:15 PM
    2. so sorry for you loss - birdy1600 on Apr 24, 2015, 8:38 PM
      1. (ment) - wsb2 on Apr 25, 2015, 8:48 AM
        1. You are not alone - birdy1600 on Apr 26, 2015, 4:38 PM
    3. sorry for your loss - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 25, 2015, 11:13 AM
      1. Re: sorry for your loss - wsb2 on Apr 25, 2015, 12:53 PM
    4. best wishes - mbunny on Apr 26, 2015, 6:50 AM
      1. Re: best wishes - wsb2 on Apr 26, 2015, 1:13 PM
    5. My thoughts - Lovethebeach on Apr 30, 2015, 10:55 AM
      1. Thnx, lovethebeach...(late replying...ment) - wsb2 on May 4, 2015, 5:38 AM
     
  40. So far, so good.. View entire thread - Leigh on Apr 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
    1. Congrats!! - FL Gal on Apr 24, 2015, 7:49 AM
    2. Great news! - Renata on Apr 24, 2015, 10:04 AM
    3. Fingers crossed for you! - Maggie in VA on Apr 24, 2015, 10:42 AM
    4. Hooray!!!!! - Mrs. M on Apr 24, 2015, 12:30 PM
      1. Yes! - Leigh on Apr 24, 2015, 12:39 PM
    5. What wonderful news! - thesameboat on Apr 25, 2015, 3:43 AM
    6. sounds great! - mbunny on Apr 25, 2015, 6:26 AM
    7. wishing you healhty pg - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 25, 2015, 11:01 AM
     
  41. OT: For those who blog . . . View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Apr 23, 2015, 5:38 PM
    1. I don't blog but.... - Al on Apr 27, 2015, 6:52 AM
    2. You might want to reach out to Hope - shayrose on Apr 28, 2015, 6:56 AM
     
  42. i swear my kid favors dh View entire thread - birdy1600 on Apr 22, 2015, 7:21 PM
    1. its killing me - irdy on Apr 22, 2015, 8:00 PM
      1. What Maggie said - FL Gal on Apr 22, 2015, 9:43 PM
    2. Oh, Birdy . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 22, 2015, 9:16 PM
    3. I'm sorry Birdy - E&H on Apr 23, 2015, 12:58 AM
    4. Yes that's so true it's the least seen they prefer - Aoife on Apr 23, 2015, 5:32 AM
    5. You are lucky your son has two parents to love - BlessedThistle on Apr 23, 2015, 9:07 AM
    6. Honestly - JT on Apr 23, 2015, 5:47 PM
    7. Just wanted to let you know - FL Gal on Apr 24, 2015, 7:47 AM
    8. Birdy.... - Renata on Apr 24, 2015, 10:17 AM
     
  43. pregnancy weight View entire thread - De2 on Apr 22, 2015, 2:57 PM
    1. Suggestion - Al on Apr 22, 2015, 3:27 PM
      1. Re: Suggestion - De2 on Apr 22, 2015, 3:56 PM
     
 
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