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  • I don't @dragonfaerie, but spoke to my bonusdad (think that sounds better than stephdad, so I keep the Norwegian version) and he told me to check my blood. Might be low on iron as I did lost lots of blood and had a blood transfusion. But thought as that was in November I should be fine now :)
    Ill try to get an appointment tomorrow.

    Eli kinda sleeps like Pia did only she was an hour later  (11 til 3 and then til 6 and then til 08:30) 
    She then decided to skip the 11 feeding, so I got recommended to feed her at 11, so she skip the 3 o'clock one.
    I have her ready for the night at 7 or 8. Feed her at 11 and she has now moved the 3 o'clock til 4:30 or later. So she wakes me just once. But 4:30 will be very inconvenient for you I guess if you need to leave at 5:50. 
    This feeding/sleeping/routine is hard as it is, can't imagine working too!

    I love having Pia with me, co-sleeping, but not on a regular basis either @dragonfaerie. It'll cost both our sleep if I do so.

    Transitioning is indeed hard. I've been told it is harder if the mummy does it when they are fussy. To send the DH in unless its food they want. 
    Dont know if it's true, as I haven't been able to try that theory :)


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  • Riley is totally using me to comfort nurse this afternoon. I think he's picking up on my sadness cuz my mom is leaving tomorrow so I've been weepy all day. 

    ---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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  • Awe @dragonfaerie I'm sorry you are feeling weepy :( hugs !! Vince is a comfort nurser too .. poor babes !!

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
  • @dragonfaerie - isn't it amazing how some of those things we said we would never do just fly out the window when we realize our sleep is. Ore important. lol I'm sorry you are feeling blue today!
    @tvh1982 - it does sound like Pia and Eli have the same sleeping habits. 
    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 Cason doesn't really care to sleep on his back either. He sleeps in his boppy, in his crib. He has since I brought him home. (I must break rules bc I'm a STM lol) There are also wedges that you can put on top of the mattress (yet under the crib sheet) to keep them on an incline. I used that with my DD years ago.
    ****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
  • I use a pillow under Eli's mattress in his crib and that has helped bc he hated sleeping on his back. He has some reflux too so it helps with spit up. 

    Does anyone one else notice that their hands get so cold when they sleep in the crib? I can't swaddle Eli's arms anymore bc he rolls onto his side sometimes but when I feed him I notice that his hands are so cold. He seems fine but sometimes I'm so worried about it I keep him in bed with me bc I can make sure he is warm 
    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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  • Yes Lara's hands usually get cold as well. I have read that this is due to their circulation system. I usually check her hose and neck to see if she is cold or not, and they are always warm :)
    @Drove2u Viktoria is super cute !!! H and I went to a friend`s mountain house for a weekend and it was great. I think Lara liked the clean air a lot and slept so well there. I am sure you will enjoy your time there ! 
    Griffin5413
  • @capps42613 I saw your message on the other thread, how is your first week at work going ? I hope you and Cason are both doing well . Last Friday was another tough day for me, I am about change my position and I guess it stresses me out. I came back home , I was late so I missed the nursing session I was planning . She was refusing the bottle and crying when I got back home. I started to cry again. This week is going better I think, it also helped to stay at home on Monday. 


  • @zoefer for sure! We have been up there before and she liked it. But this time my husband isn't coming so it's al me with her for three nights. My DH helps a lot. I'm sure it'll be fine just a bit curious how it'll go for me. Lol 
  • @ZoeFer I go back this Monday. I'll let you know  :#
    ****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
    ZoeFer
  • Pia had often cold hands, and I've been told it's nothing to worry about @griffin5413. Babies tend to have cold hands, one only should 'worry' if their neck feels cold. 
    A Way to avoid (or less cold hands) is to give them two layers of long sleeves that reach all the way to their hands.
    I haven't tried this, only heard about it.

    Viktoria is so cute! Good luck on your trip. Hope she does well travelling.

    Sorry to hear you have a tough time with combining work and cuddles @zoefer
    Hang in there, you're doing well, it's not easy going back.

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  • @capps42613 I will definitely purchase one of those wedges since my one baby does spit up a lot laying flat. So both girls are going to be on the hypoallergenic formula and it will be covered by the insurance we just have to pay 10% and they deliver it to your home too seems like a good thing 
    Griffin5413capps42613
  • @ultratomato That's great that your insurance is covering your formula!
    @Zoefer hugs for you! I'm glad this week is going better,  hang in there!

    The last two nights Riley has nursed for 2-3 hour, with only short (30 minutes or less) breaks and he gets frustrated with his latch to the point I've had DH give him a bottle. I don't know if all of our trips out this week have overstimulated him,  but I'm going that's all it is and that tomorrow will be better. I'm not taking us out at all unless absolutely necessary

    ---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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  • @dragonfaerie Eli had a few weeks prob around Rileys age where he was up for at least 1-2 hours every night. Congrats lad be a growth spurt if he is cluster feeding. 
    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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  • @Griffin5413 He definitely has been cluster feeding, but it's hard when you are already sore and then he keeps popping on and off and almost chewing. I know that cluster feeding helps stimulate milk supply, but I just had to have a break. He almost always eats for 45 min to an hour. I'm going to ask the doc and then get an IBCLC's opinion about if I should do anything different 

    ---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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    Griffin5413
  • @dragonfaerie - do you have any lanolin cream? I know that helped me when I was breastfeeding. Now Eli is really only bf once or twice a day so I can't really be too helpful. Hope w eryrhing is better soon!
    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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  • @Griffin5413 i use coconut oil,  and it does help, I just have to remember to use it. Lol. Thank you for reminding me!

    ---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
    Griffin5413
  • @dragonfaerie I've busted out the bottle before when Vince has been on a feeding frenzy . Ugh my nipples hurt just thinking about it . Now that Vince is almost 3 months my nipples are tough and don't hurt much at all . Thank goodness . Hang in there !! 

    Holy crap y'all ... vince rolled over from his tummy to his back last night . Totally didn't expect that . He hasn't even been trying to do it before . I cried my eyes out - I am a wreck . He's growing up so fast . He was very startled by what happened and cried too lol . 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
    Griffin5413capps42613
  • @mskeenan I'm glad to hear that your nipples get tougher. They tell you nursing shouldn't hurt, but I don't know how much is normal "getting used to this" or if something is wrong. 
    That's crazy that he rolled over!! Time is flying!

    ---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
  • Yay Vince! Such a big boy. This will make tummy time so much harder ;)

    Pia has started back to belly, only gets angry as she is then stuck laying on her arms.

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  • Yay Vince! That's so exciting.
    this is all moving way too fast! I'm not ready. Lol
    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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  • @mskeenan aww yay Vince & poor Mommy lol No signs of that yet over here.
    ****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
  • That's so exciting!! Yay Vince!!  He's growing up so fast. :-))!
  • @tvh1982 - glad you liked the daycare place! I too love when Eli does that. It's such a great feeling when your baby is so comfortable that they just knock out on your shoulder. Tonight before dinner Eli was laying on DH shoulder completely exhausted but fighting sleep. He was laying there wide awake but totally frozen like he was in a coma. It was so cute! Lol
    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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    tvh1982capps42613
  • It melts your heart doesn't it @Griffin5413

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  • Completely! Those moments make all of the sleepless nights and complete exhaustion totally with it
    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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    tvh1982
  • @tvh1982 i admit that i hold Lara in my arms longer than i have ti before i put her into bassinet so i could feel her. she loves to find my hand or arm with both her hands and pat during nursing. 
    She loves twinkle twinkle song, she thinks that she sings with me everytime i sing it to her :))
    tvh1982Griffin5413
  • I've definitely just sat there after nursing with him sleeping in my arms and marveled at him. Sometimes I have to set him down to go do something,  but it is nice when we can just cuddle for a while

    ---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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    chicandbubblytvh1982ZoeFer
  • How adorable is that @zoefer!

    Our babies are so damn cute :) think we ladies did a wonderful job

    Oh yes, it's not easy getting stuff done with these cuties @dragonfaerie!

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  • Speaking of not getting anything done,... today Riley is falling asleep while eating after 20 minutes,  then he is hungry again in an hour or less. I can't set him down hardly at all. 

    ---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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  • @chicandbubbly congratulations, Carter is a cutie! Hope you're both doing well. 

    @tvh1982 I had that moment of aww yesterday as I was carrying Aiden around the house and his arms were around my neck. And I just thoigh how it feels like a hug but it's not really a hug yet because I put him on me like that. I can't wait for real hugs even though I don't want him growing up too fast. 

    Aiden started smiling 2 days ago and it's just about the cutest thing ever. I forget about the sleepless nights and his crying when he gives me that sweet smile. It's not happening too frequently yet, but when he does smile my heart totally melts. Oh and he's trying to roll over already too. This boy can't hold still. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when he's been trying to hold his head up since day 1. 
    ***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  
    No more embryos left; switched to a new RE
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - DD: Born December 2019
    Trying for baby #3...
    FET #4 - October 2021 - BFP!!! - Due June 2022


    Griffin5413dragonfaerie
  • You're in for a ride @tulips29.
    Pia has held her head up since day one, rolled from tummy to back before two months, rolling the other way around by three months.
    It's that she has no clue what to do with those armed or she is tigering through my living room!

    Mind you, these babies can be very frustrating babies as the want more than they can. Or so they told me at Pia's two months checkup as Pia did more than they'd expect her to do. 

    Aw, love those hugs, can you imagine when they finally hold you tight! 

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    Tulips29
  • @Tulips29 That is sooo sweet! Baby cuddles are just about the best thing in the world.  I think it was the comedian Jim Gaffigan who said that babies are antidepressants. 

    ---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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    Tulips29Griffin5413
  • @tvh1982 funny, everyone is telling me that I'm in for a ride. That's great that Pia has been rolling over so early. 

    @dragonfaerie I completely agree with that. My whole body relaxes when I cuddle with him and I forget about everything else. 
    ***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  
    No more embryos left; switched to a new RE
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - DD: Born December 2019
    Trying for baby #3...
    FET #4 - October 2021 - BFP!!! - Due June 2022


  • How long has growth spurt craziness lasted for your LOs? Riley has been super needy,  feeding and feeding with very short breaks (less than an hour) between. I've had to do a bottle the last couple of days because he gets to the point where he can't get enough milk from me. Momma is tired and feeling sad!

    ---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
  • I haven't been bf exclusively in a long time so I can't be super helpful. Typically growth spurts can last a dw days. Riley could be hitting that 5 week leap that wonder weeks talks about. 

    Ok this may be TMI but has anyone else started their period again yet? I just did this week and it has been SOOOO heavy! I was never heavy before and it's been crazy! I guess it's normal but sheesh!
    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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  • Sorry haven't been commenting in a few days but been working on the transition to crib and it seems to be working for the girls so hopefully it continues. Also the girls have shots on Wednesday anyone give there baby Tylenol beforehand 
    Griffin5413
  • @Griffin5413 Thank you! Hopefully we are over the hump. I am still spotting from delivery (who knew even with a c section it would last this long!?) And I will be starting the mini pill today, so no period for me. I wonder if it's just your first period that will be bad. Hope so!
    @ultratomato I'm glad the crib transition is going well for you! I haven't heard of doing Tylenol in advance, but it would probably be okay.  Can you call your doc before Wednesday? Good luck!

    ---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
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