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Registry advice

Anyone have any experience with good registry websites? Still trying to figure things out. Thanks. 

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Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

DS1 born 9/18/17



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HollyGolightly09wyomama0427DPandMB

Re: Registry advice

  • Well I'm personally registered on amazon! They've got good "perks" like a completion discount and a welcome box and stuff. I know you get something when you register at target but I don't remember what? Also I looked at registering online at babies R us but I did with DS and didn't like it. Where else can you register?
    jena333-2DPandMBwinerenAe_Lovely321
  • I registered at BRU. I like their perks with double points and they gave me a bunch of samples. @wyomama0427, what was in your welcome box?




    labby18
  • I registered at Target I like how they give you a checklist of items to put on registry and they also give you a welcome package and discounts when you purchase items.
  • I registered at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, mostly to give shower guests/friends pricing options.  I also have private registries set up at Target and BRU so that I can take advantage of Completion Discounts.  

    I found this link helpful for comparing registry options.  
    https://mommyhood101.com/best-baby-registry-2017
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  • DPandMB said:
    I registered at BRU. I like their perks with double points and they gave me a bunch of samples. @wyomama0427, what was in your welcome box?
    I actually didn't get one but I think a few ladies here that did. My registry is apparently disqualified from any perks because I started it when I was pregnant with Easton and everything is expired now. Boo. 
    DPandMB
  • I eventually went with Target.  My neighbor had a good point that if I get giftcards or need to return something, I could use it for diapers or food there.  Seemed easy and gave folks a place to go in person if they wanted to (vs. my original Amazon registry)
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    jena333-2
  • I got a good size check back from BRU after DS was born, you get a % back on whatever was bought from the registry.  We're using Target this time, because it's not a 'public' registry, just something for us to use the completion discount on.
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  • We used Amazon. It was annoying, though, when it came to completion discounts. Make sure if you are a Prime member, the actual holder of the account makes the registry. H and I share an account, but each have our own log-ins. He was the original creater and I got rid of mine when we got married, which meant he was the actual "owner" since I created the registry on "his" account, we only got 5% instead of 10%, which pissed me off.
  • DPandMB said:
    I registered at BRU. I like their perks with double points and they gave me a bunch of samples. @wyomama0427, what was in your welcome box?
    I actually didn't get one but I think a few ladies here that did. My registry is apparently disqualified from any perks because I started it when I was pregnant with Easton and everything is expired now. Boo. 
    Also, Amazon won't give you the welcome box unless you register for everything on their checklist. We are getting a lot of hand me downs, so we didn't register for everything on their list, so no welcome box. Boo.
    BecauseLove
  • @Rhubarb7216 you can technically play the system.  There we're things on their list I had no desire to get or are not available to ship over here, so I marked it as complete. I still got the box, well I had it sent to my MIL because the box itself wouldn't ship out here either. 
    I did the same thing and got the welcome box.
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    @Rhubarb7216 you can technically play the system.  There we're things on their list I had no desire to get or are not available to ship over here, so I marked it as complete. I still got the box, well I had it sent to my MIL because the box itself wouldn't ship out here either. 
    Wow, I now feel really dumb. I didn't realize I could check off the boxes myself! I thought Amazon only did it automatically...ok I will now be checking off all the boxes that aren't checked so I can get my box. Thanks!
    jena333-2tfrangulAe_Lovely321
  • I got a good size check back from BRU after DS was born, you get a % back on whatever was bought from the registry.  We're using Target this time, because it's not a 'public' registry, just something for us to use the completion discount on.
    I never got money back from my BRU registry with my first. That would have been nice! 
    ColoradoHiker
  • I did Babylist.com - I also added my registries from Buy Buy Baby and Babies R US to it so I still get their discounts for completion etc but have one place to look at all the registries. I can also add online only boutique items to the registry - like the Push Gown from poshpushers.com  :D also my sarah wells pump bag, jujube diaper bag, sakura bloom ring sling.. etc. My faaaancy stuff not sold in major stores.

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  • I really liked babylist.com (because you can pull items from various sites and post all in one place) though also used target and amazon to make sure I was able to extend my return options etc. I have lucked into getting a lot of hand me downs which has removed a fair share off my list...and some things we are holding off on (like the big stroller because I don't know if I even need one for the near future if I have the more compact one). 
    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
  • Anyone have any experience with MyRegistry.com?

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born 9/18/17



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    wyomama0427
  • @bridge-and-wall I don't, but watch out... our little troll might poke her head in now to tell you all about it.
    Me: 32 DH: 32
    Married: 10.15.16
    BFP: 12.24.16
    DS BD: 8.20.17

  • @MrsVP614 it's almost like that's what we were trying to do....  but thanks for ruining that lol
  • mercury94mercury94
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    ETA: But maybe she won't actually read past the original post anyway. 

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    Me 33 DH 33 TTC since Jan 2019 PCOS

    DS1 born 9/18/17



    May TTGP Siggy


    Megane15wyomama0427labby18lilpoots
  • @bridge-and-wall @wyomama0427 Pregnancy brain over here! I can't keep track of who's aware of our troll prob, or if it was a legit question. My apologies. 
    Me: 32 DH: 32
    Married: 10.15.16
    BFP: 12.24.16
    DS BD: 8.20.17

    wineren
  • @MrsVP614 As trolls go, this one is pretty tame, so I'm willing to bet a lot of ladies have missed it. Totally could have been a legit question.

    **TW**
    Me & DH: 32
    Married 2013
    Kiddo #1: Sept 2015
    BFP: 1/19, EDD: 9/30

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