Hi Ladies! I've been MIA working like crazy, so happy to only have 1 more week of work! I'm 36 weeks now and definitely not so comfortable anymore. My feet have ballooned and my BP is now borderline. That couples with the low fluid I had the first time around has my OB ordering 2x per week NSTs to make sure everything's ok. I would definitely rather me monitored too much than not all! I've also been having sporadic really mild contractions for about a week so my body is definitely getting ready.
As far as BF goes, I did nurse my first DS for about 4 months with some supplementing. You would think it would be this natural easy thing, but unfortunately it's just not. It turned out my DS had a lip tie that went undiagnosed by many lactation consultants until long after we stopped BF. Even with all that, I would say that it's absolutely worth it to try and know that the first 4-6 weeks is going to be difficult. If you can make it past that, things get so much easier! I stopped when I went back to work since I didn't want to spend all that time pumping to get half of what he needed. I definitely stressed myself out about supplementing and my son got so skinny (looking back at pictures). At the end of the day, remember it's about your child and making sure they are healthy and growing. There is no shame either way on the mother if you do what's right for the child.
**Warning - Child Mentioned**
Me: 33, DH: 39 Unexplained Infertility
4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014
TTC #2 since August 2015
5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN
ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!
FET #1 5/31 = BFN
FET#2 7/26 = BFP!
Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015
MFI (3% morphology)
3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN
4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN
6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN
8/19/16 - IVF -