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  • @AandDM2014 I also have GI problems and every once in a while I get those painful lowdown cramps that lead to diarrhea. As PPs said, doesn't seem to be much to worry about (unless you get them all the time.) I will take a stool softener for a few days if I'm having problems so that I don't strain, but I usually am somewhat thankful for the cramps, because I am so prone to constipation that if I can actually go to the bathroom it's kind of a relief. Lol.
    @vssbrm I haven't had anything that I could specifically say "Oh, that was BH" but I have been feeling random pains every once in a while for a few weeks now. They don't last long and have varying degrees of pain associated with them, so I just drink water and kind of ignore. 

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    AandDM2014
  • Tulips29 - I know Walgreens carries them. I got some trouser sock types for work. I was also told Walmart carries some compression socks. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @ultratomato I recently purchased ugg slip on's bc of that problem. Super warm & you can totally wear them outside.
    ****Siggy TW****
    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
    Griffin5413
  • @Griffin5413 oh, I meant hosiery/tights, not stockings sorry. I edited my post. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • Tulips29 - :blush:  I got some maternity hose by Assets from the motherhood store. They were about $15. They had some actual tights but they were like $50 and I just couldn't spend that much on something I won't wear more than a few times (especially in AZ where it won't get that cold). 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @ultratomato Yes, I basically only wear my ballet flats now. Some days, Wee Boy is sitting really low and I can't bend over, so DH gets to help with any socks. I'm not looking forward to the snow. I have to buy new snow boots because mine have a heel on them and that's just not going to happen this year. I'll probably end up with Uggs or something similar.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @Tulips29 Have you ever thought of using leggings?? I know here at work when it gets super cold during these crazy Chicago winters most of us wear leggings under our dresses to keep warm ;) may not be what your looking for, but just an idea.  Never tried it with a skirt, but getting me into a dress is a project in and of itself.   

    I did also but some tights this weekend at target, I think they were sweater tights, and they went over and above my tummy (might be because im short though) so those may be worth a shot.  
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • I bought Lularoe Leggings and have been wearing them non-stop! Granted, I'm only 13 and a half weeks, but I still have plenty of room for growing.
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
    Griffin5413
  • clt2pwm11 - I'm 31 weeks and still wearing my Lularoe leggings so you should definitely be fine. They are still some of the most comfortable things I can wear right now :blush:
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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    clt2pwm11
  • @ADRIANAC1982 Yea, I do wear leggings when it gets really cold here in NY as well, but I figured for now I'd like to wear dresses with tights. I usually wear HUE opaque ones but the ones I have at home just don't fit me anymore. I just love maternity stuff that goes over the belly and doesn't cut into it.

    @Griffin5413 those might be the ones I saw online, just have to see if my motherhood store has them so I don't have to order online. I am very picky with my hose, so want to make sure they are comfy and fit the belly well. :smile:
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • @clt2pwm11 I love lularoe leggings they are great and so comfy and I wear them all the time 
  • Hey all,

    I have found clothes at Kohls online, Old Navy, the Gap, Motherhood Maternity, and H&M. I'm always on the lookout for sales on staples.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
    AandDM2014
  • Tulips29 - I was pleasantly surprised with them. The belly had a ton of room so I didn't feel like they were too tight. They are definitely more of a lighter hose though so keeping you warm in NY may not be super effective. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • Is there anywhere that people can go to look for product reviews???

    Like car seat, stroller etc!! There are a million products out there, and I usually go by reviews but I feel like there should be more to it.....
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • @ADRIANAC1982 I usually just google whatever the product is and see what comes up. For example, if you googled stroller comparison, a bunch of sites with reviews of a bunch of different strollers comes up.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • edited October 2016
    @ADRIANAC1982 Lucie's List (lucieslist.com) was a huge help to me when I was starting to research baby products. I highly recommend starting there! I was also gifted the book "Baby Bargains" which was a life saver. It sorts out which products are worth spending more on (i.e., for safety and other important features) and which ones are a waste of cash. The authors are big on safety, so you can be sure they are not recommending junk that is going to break or put your baby at risk. Other than that, I relied on reviews posted on amazon and babiesrus.com. 
    *** Trigger Warnings ***

    TTC #1 since March 2011
    Dx = Unexplained IF
    1 medicated TI cycle & 4 clomid IUIs = all BFNs
    June 2013 IVF #1 = 6 frosties + BFP!
    DS1 born 2/14

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
    ADRIANAC1982
  • THANK YOU! @AandDM2014 and @BlueEyedDreamer we still have a ways to go before we start the registry BUT I like to be prepared! Ive been picking up small things I find on clearance so far and keeping them in my trunk until I figure out were to stash them 

    BUT I think I want to check out Black Friday deals as well to lessen the load OR get big things that I dont want others to have to buy!  so thats primarily why I want to have some stuff in mind in case there are some good deals 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    AandDM2014BlueEyedDreamer
  • @ADRIANAC1982 Good point about the Black Friday deals! I hadn't even thought of that yet. I'm hoping we can re-use most of DS's gear for my new little guy, but it might be a good time to check everything out in case we need to buy any new big-ticket items. Honestly, I had so much fun researching baby gear. I'm a researcher, not an impulse-buyer, so I really got into it!
    *** Trigger Warnings ***

    TTC #1 since March 2011
    Dx = Unexplained IF
    1 medicated TI cycle & 4 clomid IUIs = all BFNs
    June 2013 IVF #1 = 6 frosties + BFP!
    DS1 born 2/14

    TTC #2 since December 2014
    May 2015 unassisted BFP ended in m/c at 7wks
    April 2016 FET #1 = BFN
    June 2016 FET #2 = c/p
    August 2016 FET #3 = BFP!
    DS2 born 4/17
    ADRIANAC1982
  • @ADRIANAC1982 Yup, I was planning to check out Black Friday deals for cribs as those will be our biggest expense. Also, Babies R Us does a price match guarantee, even with their own website and Amazon, so if that is your go-to store that can help save money. (I got two car seats yesterday that are normally $160 each for $250 from BRU)
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

    ADRIANAC1982
  • @AandDM2014 thats good to know because a stroller im eyeing (that my besties has, and Ive practiced with hehehehe) is 50-60 bucks less at Target!!! So that is helpful!  

    and YES we want to bare the crib expense also.  My mom is throwing my shower with my bestie but I know deep down this is a big expense for my mom so im trying to help her along the way. 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • My DH travels a lot (he is going back to his old job :( but we made the decision together) so I told him we could fly out to meet him a lot and look what he found..........love it! and secretly love that hes baby shopping too <3 

    https://www.thegrommet.com/flyebaby?___store=default
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • @BlueEyedDreamer DITTO on researching stuff, I do that a lot for work so its like second nature! BUT with it being baby stuff I feel like im in a whole new realm of stuff 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    BlueEyedDreamer
  • @adrianac1982 if you're going to do a lot of shopping at a store you'll eventually register at start registering and do your Black Friday shopping by buying stuff off your registry. This way you get the perks of items bought off the registry. Babies r us you get 10% cash back so even if you're buying it yourself still have it on a registry first. 
    ADRIANAC1982AandDM2014
  • @ale9687 THANK YOU! I didnt know that, now that my hubby is traveling again maybe ill go stop into a babies r us ;) 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • Just got done handwriting 40 thank you cards  :s so thankful to be done. I highly recommend ordering your thank you cards online even though writing them out is "more personable". Lol
    ****Siggy TW****
    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
    yelllow22Griffin5413
  • The wedding I was buying a dress for a few weeks ago was this weekend, I was SO glad I ordered a size up in the bridesmaid dress. When I tried it on a month ago, there was space in the tummy. When I put it on yesterday, it fit perfectly. In fact, by the time I ate dinner, it was a little too tight (I feel like my tummy is two sizes bigger in the evening. Don't know if anybody else experiences that or just me!) Luckily, I don't ever have to wear it again, so if I am never able to fit in the dress after today, it won't matter.
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
    AandDM2014
  • I'll be 8 weeks on Tuesday and all day today I have been having a sharp pain just above my pubic bone.  It's not really bad or anything and it's not constant...it's like somebody's poking me, haha.  Just enough that it's bothering me.  I'm not really worried, I know this won't be the last weird pain I have, but has anyone had this or know what it might be?  I'm guessing my uterus is just growing...
    Married for 5 years, TTC for 3 years
    PCOS, Low AMH, Endo, Uterine Fibroids, Low Estrogen...
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. 
    3 Losses, 8/16 11/16 and 6/2017  o:)
  • I would say it's the uterus growing @bwhitta. I have had some weird sharp pains a lot. One never knows what it is and if it's normal or not.
    I go by the 'if I don't trust it I call my midwife, if I'm comfortable I'll wait til next appointment'
    Would be nice if we had a manual or something we could use to see what is ok and what is happening :smile:

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    Daisypath Happy Birthday tickers

    AandDM2014
  • clt2pwm11 Oh man, do I ever hear you. I feel like by the end of the day I am so bloated and huge! Then in the morning I'm back to normal (unless Wee Boy had a growth spurt overnight, which does happen...) :) I'm glad you felt mostly comfortable in the dress though!
    @BWhitta I also had those sharp pains once in a while, most likely just growth/RLP stuff going on. My doc recommended drinking a TON of water and laying down for a few minutes, that will usually ease the pain as sometimes it's caused by dehydration.
    @capps42613 Oof, that's a lot! Well done though! I need to get some cards and keep up on gifts I receive so it's not a mess all at once...

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @dragonfaerie @tvh1982 thanks, yea I'm not really worried!  Just like "huh, that's new" haha.  I do have a good friend who is a doula so I usually defer all my questions to her and she said "yea, weird pains are normal" haha
    Married for 5 years, TTC for 3 years
    PCOS, Low AMH, Endo, Uterine Fibroids, Low Estrogen...
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. 
    3 Losses, 8/16 11/16 and 6/2017  o:)
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