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Vent: I'm fat :(

I know, I know, I'm not fat, I'm 4 months pregnant. But none of my clothes fit, my regular clothes are too tight, my maternity clothes are too baggy. No matter what I wear, I look sloppy and feel gross.

And it doesn't help that I haven't been working out. But I don't have a gym at work anymore, and by the time I get home I only have an hour and a half with E before she goes to sleep, and I start getting things ready for the next day and get ready for bed myself right after I put her down because I'm freaking exhausted.

I hate this awkward in-between phase.
TTC with PCOS since November 2009
IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
beta #2 11/28 = 2055
Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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Re: Vent: I'm fat :(

  • Aww...you're still beautiful. As they say this to shall pass and you'll be out of the awkward phase.
    ~TTC since July 2010~
    CD3 Bloodwork:Normal 
    HSG-Clear 
    SA:Low Morph 
    IVF with ICSI #1: ER 12/16 (4 ER/3 Mature/0 Fertilized) 
    IVF with ICSI #2: ER 5/17 (4 ER/4 Mature/3 Fertilized)/ET 5/20 (2 embryos transferred)-BFN 
    IVF with PICSI #3: ER 9/8 (11 ER/8 Mature/7 Fertilized)/ET 9/13 (2 AA blastocysts transferred) 
    Beta#1, 9/26/12: 719 Beta#2, 9/28/12: 1,436 Beta#3, 10/1/12: 3,446
    1st u/s on 10/10/12: It's Twins! We found out on 12/16/12 that we were having two BOYS!
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  • Aww...you're still beautiful. As they say this to shall pass and you'll be out of the awkward phase.

    This! Rock the leggings and sweaters and tunics and to heck what anyone thinks!! ;)
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    TTC# 1 since 5/10
    Me:33 Type 1 Diabetes, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Hypothyroid DH:34 Perfect
    DX: Unexplained IF
    Many IUI's with various meds all BFFN
    IVF #1 11/11 canceled due to OHSS
    IVF #2 Feb/March 2012 ET of 2 on day 3 4/7 BFP! 5/1 u/s blighted ovum
    IVF #3 July 2012 ET of 3 on day 3 7/24 BFP!
    Healthy baby girl born at 36w4d on 3/9/13
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    TTC #2
    IVF #4 May/June 2014 ER 6/4 18R 8M 8F ET 6/9 1 blast, 2 frosties
    Beta 6/18 BFFN

    FET of 2 blasts 7/24...BFP!
    Healthy baby girl born at 36w3d on 3/17/15

    phishgirl29
  • kmc84 said:

    Aww...you're still beautiful. As they say this to shall pass and you'll be out of the awkward phase.

    This! Rock the leggings and sweaters and tunics and to heck what anyone thinks!! ;)
    That's what I tried today, but I look all lumpy. Plus my flat boots bit the dust yesterday and I am NOT wearing heels all night. I think it's more an issue of what I think than others. I'm very hard on myself and have very poor body image. This is a really rough time for me.
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • If it makes you feel better, I am not at that in between stage but am full blown huge. My paralegal told me on Monday that I need to tell my boss because it is obvious. I have had several strangers comment on me being pregnant. I am bigger than everyone else on my bmb...even the twin moms. Dh told me I looked as big now as when I delivered DS. Even worse, I took a pic and compared it to one when I was 6 to 7 months preggo with ds and they were basically identical. I feel like a freak.
    IF DX: DOR & Fragile X pre-mutation carrier
    2011: FSH 13.3 & E 99; AMH 0.54 2nd FSH 6.2 E 40's AFC: 8
    BFP from Clomid/IUI ~ Pre-e and IUGR during pregnancy ~ DS born 9/4/12
    Feb./March 2013: AMH less than 0.16 (undectable) and AFC = 4;
    BFP from supps ~ DS#2 due May 2014

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  • Hugs, @TJ1979!  I hear you on the "no exercise" part, and I have worse excuse than you, since I'm SAHM and I'm not PG!  It's just so hard to take M out for walks now that it's freezing cold and the days are so short. I'm so scared that I'll gain a lot of weight back this winter, between the holidays and lack of exercise and gradual weaning.  And I have NO excuse since I'm not pg!  

    Can you do sweater dresses?  Did you ever use those bella bands? I swore by them when I was pg. Kind of a pain to use, but they let me wear my regular pants for many weeks.  Hope this awkward phase passes by soon.
    TTC since 10/2008  RE consult 6/2010 Dx:Unexplaied IF

    Failed multiple cycles of Clomid+TI and Clomid+IUI

    3/2011 inj+IUI #1 BFP. 4/2011 missed m/c. 

    Fall 2011 inj+IUI #2&3 BFN

    Jan/Feb 2012 IVF#1 BFP 2/23  EDD 10/31/2012 ~~~ Halloween ~~~

    Our IVF miracle, Baby Boy M, arrived on 11/8/2012!
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    TJ1979 said:

    kmc84 said:

    Aww...you're still beautiful. As they say this to shall pass and you'll be out of the awkward phase.

    This! Rock the leggings and sweaters and tunics and to heck what anyone thinks!! ;)
    That's what I tried today, but I look all lumpy. Plus my flat boots bit the dust yesterday and I am NOT wearing heels all night. I think it's more an issue of what I think than others. I'm very hard on myself and have very poor body image. This is a really rough time for me.
    ((Hugs)) believe me, I understand being hard on yourself. It took a very long time for me to be willing to accept a compliment, and it's still hard for me.

    If you can, have a make over day! If your boobs allow it, get an awesome bra from VS, a kick ass new pair of boots and add a Bella band to smooth out the in-between belly. I'm sure that you still look great to everyone who sees you. You'll be sporting a sweet little bump in no time :)
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    TTC# 1 since 5/10
    Me:33 Type 1 Diabetes, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Hypothyroid DH:34 Perfect
    DX: Unexplained IF
    Many IUI's with various meds all BFFN
    IVF #1 11/11 canceled due to OHSS
    IVF #2 Feb/March 2012 ET of 2 on day 3 4/7 BFP! 5/1 u/s blighted ovum
    IVF #3 July 2012 ET of 3 on day 3 7/24 BFP!
    Healthy baby girl born at 36w4d on 3/9/13
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    TTC #2
    IVF #4 May/June 2014 ER 6/4 18R 8M 8F ET 6/9 1 blast, 2 frosties
    Beta 6/18 BFFN

    FET of 2 blasts 7/24...BFP!
    Healthy baby girl born at 36w3d on 3/17/15

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  • *hugs* I know this sucks, hang in there!
    Diagonsed PCOS TTC since May 2009
    First M/C December 2010 Second M/C August 2011
    Oct 2011~Second round clomid 50 mg; BFN
    Nov 2011~Third round clomid 50 mg: BFP
    Dec 11- Beta #1 91;Dec 13- Beta #2 186.2
    Dec 27- third miscarriage
    May 25th- Beta #1 369;May 27th- Beta #2 798
    Baby girl born Jan 23, 9lbs 3oz, 21 1/2" long
    May 27th-Beta #1 80; May 29th- Beta #2 304; May 31st- Beta #3 860
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  • Hugs! At least you have a good reason to be stacking on a few lbs! Maybe accessorize? Flat boobs hide nicely behind a scarf!
    TTC Since 3/2010
    Me-36, Unexplained Infertility, DH-35, all clear
    Clomid 50mg 12/2011 = BFN
    Clomid 100mg 1/2012 = BFN, with Cyst
    IVF #1 Lupron/Menopur/Gonal-f/HCG Trigger
    ER 4/19/12 = 11 retrieved, 6 fertilized,
    ET 4/22/12 = 2 transfered (day 3), remaining 3 weren't good enough to freeze
    Beta 5/3 = BFP, 87 Beta #2 5/7 560.9 Beta #3 5/9 1376.5 First u/s One Baby, 125bpm!
    Second u/s, 176bmp! Kicked over to the OB by the RE at 8w. Team Green!! 
    Baby girl J arrived two weeks early! Born into water, med-free. Hooray for Team Pink!

    TTC #2 - back to the RE, treatment started 12/2014. 

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  • I hear ya but its all for good reason :)

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    Trying for #1 since May 2010   l   DX ~ Unexplained Infertility June 2011

    IUI #1&2 = BFN; IUI #3 = BFP, m/c @ 6 weeks

    November '11 ~ IVF#1 ~ ER 11/18 (29R, 17F) ~ 5dt of one beautiful blast on 11/23 = BFP!!

    Beta #1 9dp5dt = 116, P4 = 28 ~ Beta #2 13dp5dt = 700 ~ Beta #3 20dp5dt = 9500, P4 = 26

    1st u/s 12/27 - hb of 156!! EDD 8.10.12 :)   **TEAM GREEN!**

    Sweet baby boy born 8.18.12

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    Trying for #2

    FET #1 - October '13 - c/p   l   FET #2 - December '13 - cancelled :(   l   FET #2.2 - 1.30.14 - BFN

    ~ More testing - hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy & more b/w - all normal / negative~

    Surprise BFP while waiting on FET #3 ~ beta #1 500; beta #2 1600; first u/s 4/3 - measuring 5w5d, no hb yet!; 2nd u/s 4/10 - hb 132, measuring 6w6d - EDD 11.29.14 :)    **TEAM GREEN!**

    Beautiful baby girl born 11.24.14

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  • (hugs)

    My awkward, in between phase has been going on for 6 yrs now...
    Married 9-4-04

    ***PM me for my IF history***

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  • The awkward in between phase sucks. The good news is that you will be sporting an awesome baby bump soon! I can empathize though. My hair is all falling out and nasty. My stomach is a mess from the twin pregnancy. I do not feel good about myself right now. It's not a good feeling. I have found that fun accessories help b/c they don't have to fit anything. Yesterday I wore a fun scarf with my sweater and I actually felt better about how I looked.
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    After two Clomid cycles, three injectable IUI cycles, two IVFs, two miscarriages, and one lap surgery, IVF #2 has brought us our little boy!

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    TTC #2
    After months of being postponed or cancelled, FET #1.3 (Natural FET) brought us twin girls!

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    Surprise! Baby #4 is due in March!
    TJ1979imoveritkmc84
  • Thanks ladies! I know it will all be worth it, but this awkward in between stage sucks.
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • Yeah the in between stage stinks. You will be sporting that bump in no time. ;)
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  • Thanks @cinciem! I haven't had the stretching pains or rlp like the first time either. But I'm glad to hear things haven't been too tough.
    I've been meaning to ask, did your dd end up self weaning? I don't think E is getting any milk really, but she can't quit that bedtime session. Although I'm not sure I'm ready either.
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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  • Is she actually getting milk? Or is it a comfort thing?
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
    Our daughter E was born 7/29/2012!
    Surprise, our 2nd daughter P was born 5/22/14!
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