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Lawson - finally posting!

Hi! I made a quick announcement on 3rd tri board 3 weeks ago, but wasn't able to post pictures due to issue with app. These last 3 weeks have been such a rollercoaster of emotion. Ended up with a c section after 20 hours of non-progrossing labor. Contractions were strong, but cervix would NOT cooperate... didn't get passed 1cm! So we decided that c section was the best option at that point. Was the scariest thing I've ever done, but was also beautiful in a way that I never imagined. Word of advice... make a birth plan, but be open to the idea of nothing happening the way you imagined. My 11 step birth plan went completely out the window, but my baby boy is here and healthy!

Had some feeding issues these past few weeks. Lawson has a severe tongue tie that inhibits him from latching properly. He would be on my breast, but his sucking was ineffective. I didn't know until he started screaming at me all day. Ladies - it is NOT normal to be nursing around the clock, no matter what the internet says. I almost caused our little guy to be hospitalized for weight loss bc I refused to give up on the idea of breast feeding. Don't do that to yourself or your baby! Once we moved to expressed milk + formula, he's been a completely different baby!! Such a happy little guy. So yeah, I've had my hands full these past weeks. But we are now in a great routine and loving life!! Couldn't imagine life without my little bug!


*TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
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Re: Lawson - finally posting!

  • JWatt5JWatt5
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    Congrats - he's so adorable!! Sounds like you've had a tough road but really adapted well - so happy everything has worked out for you guys!
    Me: 35 DH: 34 - Married 10.2015 ❤️
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - BFP - MC 5w4d
    09.2016 - Started testing with RE & IF/Endo Diet
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.13.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 05.2019
    05.2019 - IUD for removed (used & worked for pain mgmt)
    06.2019 & 07.2019 - Natural Cycles with Monitoring - BFN
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical Pregnancy/Miscarriage
    09.2019 - IUI w/Injections #2 = TWW

           
    babylonghorn16teriulbricht
  • omg, he is so cute! I'm glad things are going well now! congrats again! :smile:
    babylonghorn16
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  • he is so perfect. congratulations. 
    ***TW***
    Married 3 years. TTC #1.
    DH & I both 33.
    DX: Unexplained (+short LP +Hypothyroidism)
    2/16-7/16: IUI and TI with Femara: all BFN
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. EDD Sept 8 2017
    Miracle Baby Girl June born September 5, 2017. 6 lb 14 oz.  <3

    babylonghorn16
  • kdanjoukdanjou
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    What a cutie!  Sorry about the problems you had breastfeeding.  I'm glad you found something that works!
    MC Sept 2010
    BFP Oct 2011 - DD born July 2012
    TTC again since July 2014
    First IUI 9/26/16:  BFP!
    EDD 6/19/2017
    It's a girl!
    Born 6/26/17, 9lb 5oz
    babylonghorn16
  • Thank you for sharing these adorable photos and your story! What a cute little guy he is. Thank you for the advice regarding breastfeeding too. I'm glad you got it worked out and he is doing so well now!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sept 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (April 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
    babylonghorn16
  • Kp214Kp214
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    He's beautiful!!  Thank you for posting about your experience. Love the pictures. So glad you have a routine and things are going well. 
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


    babylonghorn16
  • Oh look at that hair! What a cutie 
    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!

    babylonghorn16
  • BEA UUUU Tiful! SO happy to hear you and Lawson are doing well!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    babylonghorn16
  • babylonghorn16  He is amazing! Congrats!

    My DD had a tongue and lip tie that I had cut when she was a month old. It was a rough but quick 5 minutes and she was her old self within a day (I had to do a lot more to make it work, but 90% of kids are fixed immediately just by the frenectomy). Just an option if you want to try and BF again! Glad you got it sorted out! Enjoy that cutie.
    *****Losses Mentioned*****BFP MENTIONED*****ALL WELCOME******ALL ABOARD!!

    Me: 42, DH: 46, Married: 11/12
    Losses: MMC#1 11/12 BO, MC#2 11/13 at 8w BO?, MMC#3 8/14 chromo healthy M @12 weeks, stopped growing at 10.
    Negligible AMH, FSH finally went high. Pursued DE.

    DD born at 38w2d on 5-27-16. Finally!!

    Pregnant again with OE. EDD 11/9/17 Girl!




    BabyGaga
    wabash15babylonghorn16
  • Congrats, he's beautiful! Great advice all around, I had a super basic birth plan and even that went out the window. Healthy mom and baby are all that matter! congrats!
    babylonghorn16
  • Congrats again on baby Lawson!

    As @peregrinefalconx mentioned frenectomy is a very minor procedure with easy recovery. My LO had a tongue tie, she could latch/got plenty of milk, but caused pretty severe pain on my part. Would not have fixed for that reason only. Tongue ties can apparently lead to TMJ issues,  migraines, and speech impediments (lisp). When they are older,  the procedure requires anesthesia and a longer recovery.  Most ENT specialists will do it. I went to a periodontal specialist who uses laser instead of cutting(faster recovery). She was 2wks at the time it took about five minutes with no anesthesia  needed . Sorry for the novella but my pediatrician really didn't know much about the condition and basically said if baby is getting enough there was no reason to correct which as you can see above is not true.
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    wabash15babylonghorn16EmilyE13
  • @2legbaby @peregrinefalconx We are going to pedi dentist tomorrow! Will most likely get them to do a frenectomy. They use laser as well. Funny how my pediatrician denied he had a tongue tie, but even I could have diagnosed based on the severity! Poor little guy. Hoping I can coax him back on the breast after the procedure. Wish us luck!

    *TW - Pregnancy mentioned*
    Me: 28 DH: 33, Married May 2014
    3 failed IUIs Dec '15 - Feb '16
    IVF April/May 2016 - 1 failed fresh transfer. 11 snow angels.
    1st FET 7/29/16 = BFP
    Lawson arrived on 4/24/2017 at 7lbs 15oz, 21 1/2 inches long!
    Surprise pregnancy!! Baby #2 due 10/11/18 <3
    EmilyE13
  • @babylonghorn16  my lactation consultant was the one to diagnose her, my pediatrician had no clue and didn't even know that you could do laser. I  wish you luck tomorrow, I was so stressed beforehand but after realized it really was quick and easy. Good luck baby Lawson!
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
    babylonghorn16
  • @babylonghorn16 Congratulations, Lawson is absolutely adorable! Sorry to hear about your struggles, but I'm glad you have a routine and everything is going smoothly now. 
    ***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


    babylonghorn16
  • byrnemebyrneme
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    OMG - how precious is he? Congratulations @babylonghorn16 on Lawson!!
    *** TW**

    Me: 37, DH:39
    Met: 2002 | Married: 2004 | TTC since January 2014
    July 2015: MMC @ 9 wks | August 2015: Chemical
    March, April, May & June 2016: Medicated IUIs | BFN 
    August 2016: Started Stims 8/22
    September 2016: Egg Retrieval 9/4 | 13 Mature Eggs | 10 Fertilized | 3 Blastocytes | 1 PGS Normal Embaby 
    November 7, 2016: FET - BFP!
    EDD 7/25/17
    Zoey Alexis born 7/25/17 @ 12:39 PM | 7lbs 14oz | 19 inches
    babylonghorn16
  • ARB425ARB425
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    @babylonghorn16 Congratulations! He is adorable! I hope the appointment goes well tomorrow and things continue to go smoothly! 
    babylonghorn16
  • Hes adorable!  Congrats

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    babylonghorn16
  • babylonghorn16  Oh, good. I am so glad you are going to pursue this. I'm not going to lie. It was rough and I had to go stand on the other end of the office so I couldn't hear her cry (and was def not the one holding her down!!) But like I said, she was fine within a day and the procedure is very short. This was unusual, but she remained with a "disorganized suck" and I had to follow up with a lot of exercises and worked with an occupational therapist for months. PM if you run into any stuff like that and have questions, but again, it is my understanding that 90% of kids just start sucking/nursing normally after the procedure.

    Also, my DD was diagnosed by my midwives, not the ped. And we also used laser. My pedi dentist was amazing. I loved her! Good luck to you and your cutie.
    *****Losses Mentioned*****BFP MENTIONED*****ALL WELCOME******ALL ABOARD!!

    Me: 42, DH: 46, Married: 11/12
    Losses: MMC#1 11/12 BO, MC#2 11/13 at 8w BO?, MMC#3 8/14 chromo healthy M @12 weeks, stopped growing at 10.
    Negligible AMH, FSH finally went high. Pursued DE.

    DD born at 38w2d on 5-27-16. Finally!!

    Pregnant again with OE. EDD 11/9/17 Girl!




    BabyGaga
    babylonghorn16
  • @babylonghorn16 I hope the procedure went well if you all went ahead with it! Lawson is absolutely adorable. Congratulations!
  • He is such a handsome little boy!!! Hope you and Lawson are doing well. Keep us updated on how his procedure went! 
    Me 30 || DH 36
    Unexplained Infertility- Postive for MTHFR Gene Mutation

    Natural cycles with 1 miscarriage
    -3 IUI's w/ Clomid= BFN 
    -IVF #1-Follistim and Menopur= BFN
    ***11 Eggs, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 1 (day 5) 2 made it to freeze
    -FET #1- Transferred 2, day 5 embryos =BFN
    -IVF #2- Follistim and Menopur = BFN
    ***11 retrieved, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, transferred 2 (day 3), 4 made it to freeze (Follistim and Menopur) = BFN
    -FET #2- Transferred 2, day 3 embryos = BFN
    **Changed doctor**
    -IUI #4- natural cycle = BFN
    -IUI #5- Follistim (5 eggs) BFP- lead to Miscarriage  :'(
    -Laproscopic Surgery for Endometriosis, Polyp removal and Cyst removal. 
    -IVF #3- Menopur, Follistim, Lupron, Ganirellex- BFP lead to Eptopic Pregnancy  :'(
    ***11 Eggs retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 fertilized, transferred 3 embryos (day 3), 0 made it to freeze
    -Lapropscopic surgery- Removal of Fallopian Tube
    -IVF #4- Estrogen Priming with Vivelle dot, Menopur, Follistim, Ganirellex- BFP  :)
    ***15 Eggs retreived, 11 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred (day 3), 2 made it to freeze
    Found out I was positive for MTHFR Gene Mutation during TWW of IVF #4

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