Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. DH on denial and taking it on me (Oe D ment) View entire thread - anna on Apr 20, 2015, 2:44 PM
    1. Anna, maybe a little more time - Aoife on Apr 21, 2015, 6:02 AM
    2. I'm sorry, that is really hard. (ments) - Maggie in VA on Apr 21, 2015, 8:31 AM
      1. thankssssss - anna on Apr 21, 2015, 1:59 PM
    3. Re: DH on denial and taking it on me (Oe D ment) - De2 on Apr 21, 2015, 10:36 AM
      1. a few more things - Leigh on Apr 21, 2015, 11:52 AM
    4. Thank you All :) - anna on Apr 21, 2015, 1:39 PM
    5. I agree with other posters...way too expensive accu - Aoife on Apr 22, 2015, 5:57 AM
      1. Are you non negotiable on Jewish donor? - LizLA on Apr 22, 2015, 2:05 PM
    6. Something that might work for both of you - Al on Apr 22, 2015, 6:04 AM
    7. Just a few thoughts regarding your post....m - Hope2009 on Apr 26, 2015, 12:17 AM
     
  2. He's here! View entire thread - Jen on Apr 20, 2015, 12:12 PM
    1. He's gorgeous!! - Leigh on Apr 20, 2015, 1:14 PM
    2. Congrats!! - Mrs. M on Apr 20, 2015, 1:15 PM
    3. Congratulations! - mbunny on Apr 20, 2015, 2:17 PM
    4. he is so cute and you are lucky to have family - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 20, 2015, 6:54 PM
    5. Adorable!! - FL Gal on Apr 20, 2015, 7:31 PM
    6. Oh, my word! What a beautiful baby! - thesameboat on Apr 21, 2015, 5:09 AM
    7. Congratulations! - Aoife on Apr 21, 2015, 5:41 AM
    8. So happy for you! - Maggie in VA on Apr 21, 2015, 8:32 AM
    9. Huge congrats :) - Al on Apr 23, 2015, 6:37 AM
    10. Awwwww... - Renata on Apr 24, 2015, 10:03 AM
    11. My gosh he's a cutie! - AC in Boston on May 5, 2015, 9:30 AM
     
  3. hyperthyroidism View entire thread - De2 on Apr 18, 2015, 12:06 PM
    1. My sister became hyperthyroid - demomone on Apr 18, 2015, 1:09 PM
      1. Re: My sister became hyperthyroid - De2 on Apr 18, 2015, 3:01 PM
        1. Thats because - demomone on Apr 19, 2015, 1:22 PM
          1. Re: Thats because - De2 on Apr 19, 2015, 5:20 PM
            1. Make sure - demomone on Apr 20, 2015, 11:19 AM
              1. Re: Make sure - De2 on Apr 20, 2015, 7:48 PM
    2. Seems strange to me that they don't want to test again. - Maggie in VA on Apr 20, 2015, 7:16 AM
      1. Re: Seems strange to me that they don't want to test again. - De2 on Apr 20, 2015, 7:51 PM
    3. Re: hyperthyroidism - Mrs. M on Apr 20, 2015, 1:22 PM
    4. test - De2 on Apr 21, 2015, 5:43 PM
     
  4. The big M is here and I'm surprised I feel sad/confused/panicked View entire thread - Aoife on Apr 17, 2015, 6:37 AM
    1. Other support.... - Al on Apr 17, 2015, 8:02 AM
      1. Thanks Al, I'll look in on the over 50's page too from now on (n/t) - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:01 AM
    2. {{{Hugs}}}, I know how traumatic it can feel. - Maggie in VA on Apr 17, 2015, 9:00 AM
      1. Thanks Maggie - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:15 AM
    3. Re: The big M is here and I'm surprised I feel sad/confused/panicked - De2 on Apr 17, 2015, 9:38 AM
      1. Yeah, I though it was supposed to be mid 50's - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:17 AM
    4. Am right ahead of you, Aoife. Long but please read my story. - thesameboat on Apr 17, 2015, 10:24 AM
      1. I haven't had cortisol and Vit D checked - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:26 AM
    5. I understand - Leigh on Apr 17, 2015, 11:30 AM
      1. Leigh, that's really tough and I should be grateful - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:33 AM
    6. I completely understand - Renata on Apr 17, 2015, 1:26 PM
      1. Renata, I can relate to everything starting your post - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:40 AM
    7. at 48, Sharon Stone locked herself in her bathroom... - Chalet reuse on Apr 17, 2015, 5:03 PM
      1. Love the poem, I'm still smiling - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:48 AM
    8. I think it's been 3 months since I celebrated my womanhood - BlessedThistle on Apr 19, 2015, 11:59 AM
      1. Yep, doing gardening yesterday - Aoife on Apr 20, 2015, 3:51 AM
     
  5. Really interesting information on due dates. View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Apr 16, 2015, 9:16 AM
    1. Interesting - Jen on Apr 18, 2015, 9:24 PM
     
  6. Sophie, how are you doing? View entire thread - mbunny on Apr 16, 2015, 5:05 AM
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  8. Ambien during pregnancy View entire thread - De2 on Apr 14, 2015, 12:53 PM
    1. I took a Class C drug for a good part of my pregnancy. - Maggie in VA on Apr 14, 2015, 1:28 PM
      1. Re: I took a Class C drug for a good part of my pregnancy. - De2 on Apr 14, 2015, 1:41 PM
    2. Just a thought and yes class C here - demomone on Apr 14, 2015, 8:20 PM
      1. hyperthyroidism - De2 on Apr 15, 2015, 10:07 AM
    3. Many hospitals given pg women ambien to help them sleep - Kenny on Apr 15, 2015, 5:57 AM
      1. Re: Many hospitals given pg women ambien to help them sleep - Bteacher on Apr 15, 2015, 9:37 AM
     
  9. aw2006, how are you doing? View entire thread - mbunny on Apr 12, 2015, 5:28 PM
    1. Doing Much Better - aw2006 on Apr 14, 2015, 10:19 AM
      1. thinking of you - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 14, 2015, 9:12 PM
      2. I hope that things went well today - mbunny on Apr 15, 2015, 1:23 PM
     
  10. News story View entire thread - Jen in TN on Apr 12, 2015, 3:44 PM
    1. I saw it, too! - mbunny on Apr 12, 2015, 5:26 PM
    2. did they mention DE? - De2 on Apr 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
      1. The article I read mentioned donor egg, but pet peeve. - Margolis on Apr 12, 2015, 6:39 PM
        1. Me, too! - KarenGH on Apr 13, 2015, 5:51 AM
        2. Oh, yeah, I'm always amazed how . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 13, 2015, 6:58 AM
        3. lawyer and judge too - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 14, 2015, 9:09 PM
      2. this article mentioned both donor sperm and eggs - mbunny on Apr 12, 2015, 6:48 PM
        1. Re: this article mentioned both donor sperm and eggs - De2 on Apr 12, 2015, 6:56 PM
      3. Yuppers. - Maggie in VA on Apr 13, 2015, 7:15 AM
        1. Re: Yuppers. - De2 on Apr 13, 2015, 9:33 AM
        2. All DE is illegal here in Germany - thesameboat on Apr 13, 2015, 11:27 AM
          1. Interesting. ETA NBC says it was Ukraine. - Maggie in VA on Apr 13, 2015, 2:45 PM
    3. oh no - De2 on Apr 12, 2015, 5:33 PM
    4. age and surgery - De2 on Apr 13, 2015, 3:07 PM
    5. Re: News story - FL Gal on Apr 15, 2015, 10:41 AM
      1. Yes, so right.....m - Hope2009 on Apr 15, 2015, 11:09 PM
      2. I know... - mbunny on Apr 16, 2015, 5:09 AM
      3. Agree, I'll only point out . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 16, 2015, 8:19 AM
     
  11. who here is tell and do you ever wonder? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Apr 11, 2015, 8:22 PM
    1. We are. DD is trying to figure it out now - Leeba on Apr 11, 2015, 9:57 PM
      1. thank you ! added comment - birdy1600 on Apr 12, 2015, 4:19 AM
        1. We are tell... - Jen in TN on Apr 12, 2015, 3:36 PM
        2. Not sure I'd mention it; and...check out stories about "found families" - Leeba on Apr 12, 2015, 6:28 PM
    2. Re: who here is tell and do you ever wonder? - De2 on Apr 12, 2015, 12:48 PM
      1. I bet the bloggers who post are not typical - Leeba on Apr 12, 2015, 6:08 PM
    3. We are tell - aw2006 on Apr 14, 2015, 10:24 AM
    4. Twinkies are 2 years old - Christine on Apr 25, 2015, 9:16 PM
     
  12. What are my chances... Ultrasound next week. View entire thread - Serendipitous on Apr 11, 2015, 7:33 AM
    1. Fingers crossed - Anonymous on Apr 11, 2015, 6:58 PM
    2. can you get the u/s any sooner? - mbunny on Apr 12, 2015, 5:23 PM
    3. It came back today a bit - Serendipitous on Apr 12, 2015, 5:45 PM
      1. I think it's normal for symptoms to fluctuate - Jen in TN on Apr 12, 2015, 8:13 PM
    4. And, today, can't keep food down. - Serendipitous on Apr 13, 2015, 5:45 PM
    5. Update - Serendipitous on Apr 16, 2015, 7:30 AM
     
  13. moving on to DE and questions (OE DD ment) View entire thread - anna on Apr 9, 2015, 11:24 AM
    1. Whatever it takes - Anonymous on Apr 9, 2015, 9:38 PM
    2. Hi Anna,....m - Hope2009 on Apr 9, 2015, 10:27 PM
    3. What I did - Al on Apr 10, 2015, 8:21 AM
    4. Hello - Venellope on Apr 10, 2015, 3:37 PM
    5. Re: moving on to DE and questions (OE DD ment) - Jen on Apr 20, 2015, 10:36 PM
     
  14. Hello! And an emo expression of gratitude View entire thread - AC in Boston on Apr 9, 2015, 8:48 AM
    1. Great to see your post! - Mrs. M on Apr 9, 2015, 9:41 AM
    2. So happy for you :) - Anonymous on Apr 9, 2015, 9:22 PM
    3. I'm so happy to hear the immense gratitude in your post....m - Hope2009 on Apr 9, 2015, 10:52 PM
    4. Beautiful - MM on Apr 10, 2015, 6:18 AM
    5. Amen to that - Al on Apr 10, 2015, 8:07 AM
    6. Wonderful! - thesameboat on Apr 11, 2015, 6:14 AM
    7. Beautiful message - Leeba on Apr 11, 2015, 9:59 PM
    8. You'll only fall more in love over the years! - Renata on Apr 13, 2015, 10:29 AM
    9. Such a happy post - Dixiechic on Apr 14, 2015, 9:40 AM
      1. Agree... - Bteacher on Apr 15, 2015, 9:57 AM
     
  15. babies dropped View entire thread - De2 on Apr 8, 2015, 9:34 PM
    1. I'm assuming yes and . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 9, 2015, 7:13 AM
    2. Can you get checked? - Ann on Apr 9, 2015, 8:56 AM
      1. Re: Can you get checked? - De2 on Apr 9, 2015, 4:20 PM
        1. Urgh, just be sure you're staying hydrated. - Maggie in VA on Apr 10, 2015, 6:44 AM
          1. lost bladder control - De2 on Apr 10, 2015, 6:04 PM
            1. So, did you get checked? - Maggie in VA on Apr 11, 2015, 1:22 PM
              1. Re: So, did you get checked? - De2 on Apr 11, 2015, 8:06 PM
    3. Mine dropped at 31 weeks - Jen in TN on Apr 12, 2015, 3:39 PM
      1. Also, check that you're not leaking fluid - Jen in TN on Apr 12, 2015, 8:16 PM
     
  16. Mr. A tested negative for CF View entire thread - Renata on Apr 7, 2015, 12:27 PM
    1. Well, at least the big picture news is good. - Maggie in VA on Apr 7, 2015, 12:40 PM
    2. good news! - mbunny on Apr 7, 2015, 4:32 PM
    3. I'm glad it was negative - thesameboat on Apr 8, 2015, 1:57 PM
    4. thinking of you - birdy1600 on Apr 9, 2015, 7:47 AM
    5. Re: Mr. A tested negative for CF - FL Gal on Apr 9, 2015, 8:37 PM
    6. Thank heavens they make pull ups so underwear like....m - Hope2009 on Apr 9, 2015, 10:54 PM
     
  17. placenta previa / early delivery - advice? View entire thread - sophie on Apr 5, 2015, 1:17 PM
    1. My twins were 37 wks, 5d. - Maggie in VA on Apr 5, 2015, 11:49 PM
      1. Re: My twins were 37 wks, 5d. - sophie on Apr 6, 2015, 6:52 AM
    2. Previa - Lauren on Apr 6, 2015, 2:45 PM
      1. thank you - sophie on Apr 6, 2015, 3:42 PM
    3. no previa experience, but had a 32wker - mbunny on Apr 7, 2015, 4:09 AM
      1. thanks - sophie on Apr 7, 2015, 5:40 AM
    4. update - sophie on Apr 7, 2015, 5:41 AM
      1. ((hugs)) - mbunny on Apr 7, 2015, 8:19 AM
      2. We'll be looking for your update! - Maggie in VA on Apr 8, 2015, 8:11 PM
    5. I was 37w1d - AC in Boston on Apr 9, 2015, 8:42 AM
     
  18. important question about drugs View entire thread - De2 on Apr 4, 2015, 7:31 PM
    1. FDA? Link below..... - Daisy on Apr 5, 2015, 10:18 AM
      1. thanks - De2 on Apr 5, 2015, 3:38 PM
     
  19. Pending arrival! View entire thread - Jen on Apr 4, 2015, 4:16 PM
    1. How exciting. Good luck. - Margolis on Apr 4, 2015, 5:13 PM
    2. Glad to hear......m - Hope2009 on Apr 4, 2015, 11:07 PM
    3. No advice but well wishes sent! - thesameboat on Apr 5, 2015, 11:46 AM
    4. no advice - sophie on Apr 5, 2015, 1:19 PM
    5. no advice, but happy to hear an update - mbunny on Apr 5, 2015, 4:26 PM
    6. No advice to add but wanted to wish you the best!!! - Mrs. M on Apr 5, 2015, 5:31 PM
    7. To avoid induction - Anonymous on Apr 5, 2015, 7:55 PM
      1. LOL I agree with this! - Kenny on Apr 10, 2015, 11:55 AM
     
  20. feeling. depressed and isolated View entire thread - birdy1600 on Apr 2, 2015, 4:24 PM
    1. isolation - De2 on Apr 2, 2015, 6:42 PM
    2. here is the level of ignorance - birdy1600 on Apr 2, 2015, 6:50 PM
      1. medical people - De2 on Apr 3, 2015, 9:28 AM
    3. please hold your head up high - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 2, 2015, 9:06 PM
    4. Gotta get on those Kevlar britches . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 3, 2015, 8:03 AM
      1. wow so true Maggie!! - birdy1600 on Apr 3, 2015, 3:40 PM
    5. I'm sorry.. - sophie on Apr 4, 2015, 6:05 AM
    6. Oh Birdy, I hear you....m - Hope2009 on Apr 4, 2015, 11:33 PM
    7. I use to let that stuff get to me... - Dee.S on May 10, 2015, 1:45 PM
     
  21. yaye finally good weather, but what to put on dd View entire thread - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 31, 2015, 7:01 PM
    1. My DD also has eczema - Mrs. M on Apr 1, 2015, 4:22 AM
      1. thank you - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 1, 2015, 6:20 PM
    2. Soothe - Leslie on Apr 1, 2015, 6:40 AM
      1. yes please - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 1, 2015, 6:19 PM
        1. I will email you the details! - Leslie on Apr 1, 2015, 7:21 PM
          1. sent you an email - Gotlucky2014 on Apr 2, 2015, 12:01 PM
     
  22. Another data consolidator you may wish to opt out of. View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Mar 30, 2015, 9:52 AM
    1. don't normally post here, but have a question - stargzer on Mar 31, 2015, 12:39 PM
      1. I think you're right . . . - Maggie in VA on Apr 1, 2015, 10:52 AM
     
  23. RMA NYC does de to age 55? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 29, 2015, 8:33 PM
    1. I am going to heck for this but this made me chortle... - BlessedThistle on Mar 29, 2015, 10:21 PM
      1. BT, think positive:) - LizLA on Apr 2, 2015, 12:14 PM
    2. I think she has a great attitude - E&H on Mar 30, 2015, 6:17 AM
    3. Re: RMA NYC does de to age 55? - De2 on Mar 30, 2015, 5:13 PM
      1. babynurse? nyc? oh yeah - birdy1600 on Apr 2, 2015, 3:44 PM
     
  24. Losing the pregnancy View entire thread - aw2006 on Mar 25, 2015, 4:30 AM
    1. I am so sorry, kiddo . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 25, 2015, 5:00 AM
    2. Oh, no. - thesameboat on Mar 25, 2015, 8:27 AM
    3. I'm so deeply sorry - Renata on Mar 25, 2015, 9:27 AM
    4. so very sorry - sophie on Mar 25, 2015, 10:26 AM
    5. I'm so very sorry - mbunny on Mar 25, 2015, 10:46 AM
    6. I'm sorry... - Maya3 on Mar 25, 2015, 11:35 AM
    7. I'm so sorry - Mrs. M on Mar 25, 2015, 12:13 PM
    8. I'm so sorry - AC in Boston on Mar 25, 2015, 1:41 PM
    9. so sorry - De2 on Mar 25, 2015, 2:21 PM
    10. so sorry to hear that - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 25, 2015, 3:29 PM
    11. I'm so sorry - Maybelline on Mar 25, 2015, 9:04 PM
    12. Thank-you for your support - aw2006 on Mar 26, 2015, 6:54 AM
      1. Re: Thank-you for your support - sophie on Mar 26, 2015, 10:21 AM
      2. Re: Thank-you for your support - FL Gal on Mar 26, 2015, 5:01 PM
    13. I'm so sorry - Al on Mar 26, 2015, 7:05 AM
    14. It's over - aw2006 on Mar 27, 2015, 6:30 AM
      1. sending hugs - sophie on Mar 27, 2015, 7:04 AM
      2. I hate that this is happening to you . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 27, 2015, 8:55 AM
      3. So very sorry for your loss. n/t - Finch9 on Mar 27, 2015, 10:56 AM
      4. (((AW)) - Ariadne on Mar 28, 2015, 12:14 PM
      5. ((((HUGS)))) - Maybelline on Mar 28, 2015, 4:44 PM
      6. Big Hugs - LTB on Mar 29, 2015, 12:15 PM
      7. So sorry - Leslie on Apr 1, 2015, 6:40 AM
      8. There are no words - Jen on Apr 4, 2015, 4:08 PM
    15. I am so sorry - gr8tful1 on Mar 27, 2015, 7:41 PM
    16. So very sorry to read this - Christine on Mar 27, 2015, 8:30 PM
    17. I'm so sorry - Leigh on Mar 30, 2015, 5:52 AM
    18. im so so sorry - birdy1600 on Apr 2, 2015, 4:26 PM
    19. I'm so sorry to hear this news....m - Hope2009 on Apr 4, 2015, 11:36 PM
     
  25. Car seats. What would you do ? View entire thread - Al on Mar 23, 2015, 8:36 PM
    1. I think the wording may be confusing - BlessedThistle on Mar 23, 2015, 9:07 PM
      1. Thanks BT ! - Al on Mar 24, 2015, 7:15 AM
    2. Re: Car seats. What would you do ? - green.elephant on Mar 23, 2015, 9:44 PM
      1. Thanks ! - Al on Mar 24, 2015, 7:14 AM
    3. Honestly, I think the differece in safety is negligible - thesameboat on Mar 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
      1. too funny :) - Al on Mar 24, 2015, 7:13 AM
        1. yes, it was a freedom unknown to him... :) nt - thesameboat on Mar 24, 2015, 10:50 AM
     
  26. clinic errors View entire thread - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 11:50 AM
    1. It would seem that with a fresh transfer, this would be very unlikely - BlessedThistle on Mar 23, 2015, 12:17 PM
      1. Re: It would seem that with a fresh transfer, this would be very unlikely - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 2:10 PM
    2. Interesting question... - ann on Mar 23, 2015, 2:54 PM
    3. Re: clinic errors - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 3:53 PM
    4. Well, you remember . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 23, 2015, 5:45 PM
      1. Re: Well, you remember . . . - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 5:51 PM
      2. blood type - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 6:29 PM
        1. They will check at the hospital when your baby is born - thesameboat on Mar 24, 2015, 1:08 AM
      3. Re: Well, you remember . . . - ann on Mar 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
        1. Re: Well, you remember . . . - De2 on Mar 23, 2015, 7:04 PM
    5. It just seems so unlikely... - Maya3 on Mar 25, 2015, 11:38 AM
      1. Re: It just seems so unlikely... - De2 on Mar 25, 2015, 2:17 PM
        1. Can you go back and ask her? - Maya3 on Mar 26, 2015, 1:58 PM
          1. Re: Can you go back and ask her? - De2 on Mar 26, 2015, 9:22 PM
     
  27. I need your support and some painful questions answered View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 20, 2015, 2:04 PM
    1. Re: I need your support and some painful questions answered - De2 on Mar 20, 2015, 6:16 PM
    2. still crying 24/7 - birdy1600 on Mar 20, 2015, 7:12 PM
      1. I'm so sorry - thesameboat on Mar 21, 2015, 12:15 AM
      2. ((hugs)) - mbunny on Mar 21, 2015, 6:03 AM
      3. ((Hugs, birdy)) - Leeba on Mar 21, 2015, 7:45 AM
      4. So sorry - Mrs. M on Mar 21, 2015, 8:04 AM
      5. Hugs birdy - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 21, 2015, 12:34 PM
    3. so sorry - sophie on Mar 21, 2015, 1:51 PM
    4. What we did for DH's mom's death - Renata on Mar 22, 2015, 6:42 PM
      1. sweet Renata - birdy1600 on Mar 24, 2015, 4:58 PM
    5. Hi Birdy - Al on Mar 23, 2015, 8:45 PM
    6. I'm sorry for your pain, Birdy - Ariadne on Mar 28, 2015, 3:13 PM
     
  28. and Question two: kids 5 and 2 one bedroom? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 19, 2015, 12:36 PM
    1. Mine currently share by choice - Ariadne on Mar 19, 2015, 7:33 PM
    2. Re: and Question two: kids 5 and 2 one bedroom? - FL Gal on Mar 19, 2015, 8:03 PM
    3. I've thought about this - thesameboat on Mar 20, 2015, 12:44 AM
    4. We have done it all Birdie and here are my thoughts.....m - Hope2009 on Mar 21, 2015, 12:55 AM
      1. these r so helpful!!! - birdy1600 on Mar 21, 2015, 3:24 PM
    5. This is a great question - Al on Mar 23, 2015, 8:48 PM
      1. Re: This is a great question - FL Gal on Mar 24, 2015, 8:01 AM
    6. Birdy, just saw this article & thought of you - Ariadne on Mar 28, 2015, 3:12 PM
     
  29. baby bird is GROWING UP!!! kindy questions for next year!! View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 19, 2015, 12:31 PM
    1. Still no desks here - Ariadne on Mar 19, 2015, 7:35 PM
    2. Re: baby bird is GROWING UP!!! kindy questions for next year!! - FL Gal on Mar 19, 2015, 8:01 PM
    3. No desk here - shayrose on Mar 20, 2015, 10:46 AM
    4. Our older kids have desks in their rooms....m - Hope2009 on Mar 21, 2015, 1:08 AM
    5. Sarah still has the Step2 art desk - BlessedThistle on Mar 23, 2015, 10:54 AM
    6. They need help with homework until probably 3rd grade at least - Kenny on Mar 25, 2015, 8:50 AM
     
  30. Article we can all relate to View entire thread - shayrose on Mar 18, 2015, 10:11 AM
    1. Yep, someone posted a similar blog post . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 18, 2015, 1:52 PM
     
  31. Stem cell technology coming along sooner than expected? View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Mar 17, 2015, 11:49 AM
    1. I hope so - De2 on Mar 17, 2015, 1:26 PM
    2. That's exciting - FL Gal on Mar 17, 2015, 8:20 PM
      1. True, and what's up with that? - Maggie in VA on Mar 18, 2015, 7:36 AM
        1. by the way - De2 on Mar 18, 2015, 11:54 AM
          1. I never see anything - FL Gal on Mar 18, 2015, 6:22 PM
            1. Re: I never see anything - De2 on Mar 18, 2015, 7:13 PM
              1. Wow - FL Gal on Mar 18, 2015, 9:25 PM
                1. Re: Wow - De2 on Mar 19, 2015, 5:31 AM
    3. don't think just 2 years - grace42 on Mar 19, 2015, 7:21 PM
      1. There are children from 3-parent IVF. - Maggie in VA on Mar 20, 2015, 6:53 AM
     
  32. Facebook problem (off topic) View entire thread - De2 on Mar 17, 2015, 9:15 AM
    1. Yeah, I can see how that could be tricky. - Maggie in VA on Mar 17, 2015, 11:07 AM
      1. Re: Yeah, I can see how that could be tricky. - De2 on Mar 17, 2015, 1:33 PM
    2. Get rid of her she is trouble - Thk on Mar 19, 2015, 10:16 PM
      1. Re: Get rid of her she is trouble - De2 on Mar 20, 2015, 12:42 PM
     
  33. RE: Miralax and constipation View entire thread - Renata on Mar 15, 2015, 10:17 AM
    1. We use it - gr8tful1 on Mar 15, 2015, 11:33 AM
    2. my dd is often constipated - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 15, 2015, 2:10 PM
      1. I'm not sure you can't give a 6mo soft papaya or mashed. - Maggie in VA on Mar 16, 2015, 9:39 AM
        1. that is why i was angry and wanted to call him - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 16, 2015, 4:43 PM
    3. I'd rather use Miralax than the alternatives. - Maggie in VA on Mar 16, 2015, 7:18 AM
      1. I hear you - Renata on Mar 16, 2015, 1:22 PM
        1. Hard night . . . don't know how you've survived this. - Maggie in VA on Mar 16, 2015, 8:32 PM
    4. we use it and we love it - birdy1600 on Mar 19, 2015, 12:33 PM
     
  34. Still breech, external version?? View entire thread - Jen on Mar 13, 2015, 11:09 PM
    1. Hi Jen, one of my twins was in the breech position...m - Hope2009 on Mar 15, 2015, 1:12 AM
    2. Is it the second baby? - AC in Boston on Mar 16, 2015, 9:47 AM
     
  35. opinions on carseat airport carriers View entire thread - Mrs. M on Mar 13, 2015, 12:47 PM
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  37. Renata, I added more to the thread on Bobby below. nt View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Mar 13, 2015, 11:32 AM
    1. Whew! - Renata on Mar 13, 2015, 5:10 PM
      1. Jonathan would rather die than poop in public - BlessedThistle on Mar 13, 2015, 11:01 PM
        1. Actually, that describes Freddy . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 14, 2015, 8:13 PM
      2. The pedi told me to put him on Miralax. - Maggie in VA on Mar 14, 2015, 8:16 PM
    2. Was that a typo on his stats below? - Ann on Mar 15, 2015, 9:21 AM
      1. He may not be quite that heavy . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 15, 2015, 8:28 PM
     
  38. Hi! New Here! Questions... View entire thread - Fan on Mar 12, 2015, 12:53 PM
    1. Re: Hi! New Here! Questions... - green.elephant on Mar 12, 2015, 6:08 PM
      1. Thanks! - Fan on Mar 13, 2015, 6:35 AM
        1. Re: Thanks! - green.elephant on Mar 13, 2015, 9:08 AM
    2. There's another thread on this below. - Maggie in VA on Mar 13, 2015, 12:11 PM
    3. Welcome Fan....m - Hope2009 on Mar 15, 2015, 2:51 AM
     
  39. Sleepovers ... what do you do? View entire thread - Leeba on Mar 12, 2015, 9:27 AM
    1. We never did sleepovers at that age when I was a kid. ETA - Maggie in VA on Mar 12, 2015, 10:11 AM
    2. I wouldn't do it at such a young age... - Maya3 on Mar 12, 2015, 11:32 AM
      1. I agree with this. Keep in mind I live in a small Texas town and most households have guns - BlessedThistle on Mar 12, 2015, 1:53 PM
        1. Aw, man, hadn't thought of that! - Maggie in VA on Mar 12, 2015, 2:00 PM
        2. I live in Texas too - De2 on Mar 15, 2015, 8:08 AM
    3. DD has had friends sleep over here - thesameboat on Mar 12, 2015, 2:41 PM
    4. Hiya! - vyrah on Mar 12, 2015, 4:03 PM
    5. Re: Sleepovers ... what do you do? - Maybelline on Mar 12, 2015, 6:53 PM
    6. Our compromise - sleepunders ;) - Kenny on Mar 18, 2015, 7:02 AM
    7. Hmmm - Ariadne on Mar 19, 2015, 7:44 PM
     
  40. Gift ideas for girl/boy twins aged 5 View entire thread - E&H on Mar 11, 2015, 11:50 PM
    1. Some ideas - Leeba on Mar 12, 2015, 9:35 AM
    2. Happy birth day!! :) - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 12, 2015, 2:35 PM
     
  41. when do you start brushing infant teeth? how? View entire thread - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 11, 2015, 2:33 PM
    1. You can start with wiping them . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 12, 2015, 7:37 AM
      1. thanks maggie - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 12, 2015, 2:31 PM
    2. I just used a wet washcloth when they were little - thesameboat on Mar 12, 2015, 8:24 AM
      1. my hands are full - Gotlucky2014 on Mar 12, 2015, 2:31 PM
     
  42. Benadryl View entire thread - De2 on Mar 11, 2015, 2:07 PM
    1. Re: Benadryl - FL Gal on Mar 11, 2015, 8:37 PM
    2. Yes, I took it when needed. - Maggie in VA on Mar 12, 2015, 6:55 AM
     
 
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