Group 3 Check-In (Aug 15th-23rd) w/o 1/6 — The Bump
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Group 3 Check-In (Aug 15th-23rd) w/o 1/6

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edited January 6 in August 2019 Moms
Est Due Date / Weeks + Days:

Baby is the size of a(n):

Upcoming Appointments:

How are you feeling?:

Rants/Raves: 

Questions: 

GTKY: What do you enjoy creating?

How I feel all of the time.
My Journey ***Tw in spoiler***
IVF
New RE; PCOS diagnosis taken away, IF due to ovary adhesions
IVF #1 - September 2018; Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide & Lupron/HCG combo trigger; PGS; ICSI
Back on Levothyroxine
FET #1 - October 2018; cancelled, all PGS aneuploid
FET #1 - November 30th, 2018; transferring A+ boy
Wondfo BFP 5dp5dt, CB Digi 6dpt, 
1st Beta on 7dpt 93
2nd Beta on 10dpt 510!

IUI
TTC #1 since 2012
Diag w/MS 2016; w/PCOS & IF 2017
IUI #1 July 2017 w/100mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
IUI #2 October 2017 w/50mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
IUI #3 February 2018 w/5mg Femara+trigger; low P
BFP February; mc March; Subclinical hypothyroid started Levothyroxine 
IUI #4 March 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
Medicated cycle & TI April 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
Tried several cycles on our own; all BFN
 

Re: Group 3 Check-In (Aug 15th-23rd) w/o 1/6

  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: Aug 16 / 8w2d

    Baby is the size of a(n): Wild Strawberry

    Upcoming Appointments: FINALLY THURSDAY. This appointment will be my first & it’s everything. Meet w/ my OB, ultrasound, bloodwork, etc. I’m so excited. 

    How are you feeling?: All in all pretty good.  

    Rants/Raves: Im ready to have my energy back up. I feel so lazy these days. Not much cleaning or cooking coming from me 😅

    Questions: N/A

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating?
    Memories!
    WinchesterGirllilmamabebe3
  • @parrothead78 FX for a wonderful appointment on Thursday!!

    @purplg8r I feel you about not wanting to return to work tomorrow. 


    Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8/21 7w4d 

     Baby is the size of a(n): jellybean

     Upcoming Appointments: Wednesday at the RE for u/s and bloodwork. If all goes well, I’ll be released to a regular ob. DH won’t be able to go and I’m squeezing it in between meetings so I’m nervous about how everything will go down. 

     How are you feeling?: so nauseous right now. And tired. And useless. 

    Rants/Raves: DH has been freaking amazing picking up allllll my slack and entertaining our almost 3 year old. He’s out of town until Thursday so I already feel bad for the amount of TV and subpar parenting that will occur. 

     Questions: none

     GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? I really love baking. And I used to knit and sew prior to DD becoming mobile. 
    WinchesterGirllilmamabebe3parrothead78wabash15
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: Aug 19, 7w6d!

    Baby is the size of a(n): raspberry

    Upcoming Appointments: January 14 and I CANNOT WAIT YO

    How are you feeling?: Like complete shit. 

    Rants/Raves: I’m so sick of puking. I drove 40 minutes round trip because I HAD TO HAVE fried okra from Cracker Barrel and then it promptly came up twenty minutes later. My commute to buy the food lasted longer than my enjoyment of the food. 

    Questions: none this week. I’m ready for my first appointment next week and soo ready for second tri. I tend to still be sick my entire pregnancies, but it’s much more bearable than first tri.

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? I like the memories answer! But I also love scrapbooking and planning. I’m an erin condren girl and I love buying the weeklies from Etsy and spending an hour planning my week. It’s relaxing. I’m also a writer and love creating stories that other moms find relatable and comforting. 
    parrothead78wabash15
  • @mwmiller4 I’m in a big mom group on FB and complained about screen time for my kids because of how sick and tired I am. It is par for the course during this life stage. It will be okay. Use the tv as a babysitter and grow an eyeball. 
    mwmiller4
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8w

    Baby is the size of a(n): raspberry 

    Upcoming Appointments: 11 weeks at Wendy's of January. 

    How are you feeling?: sick as a dog. Yesterday was basically a blur. I threw up our dry heaved at least 11/12 times. Finally got zofran called back in, and as a result didn't throw up or miss dinner tonight. I haven't been able to eat dinner for the last 3 nights, as my morning sickness gets drastic around 5 PM. 

    Rants/Raves: I think my stomach has shrunk from being sick. Even when I'm feeling great, I can only eat about half what I was before. So it's very hard to know my limits right now, and I'm just eating very slowly. 

    Questions: none at the moment. 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? When not pregnant, I bake and crochet. I'm a very beginner at sewing. I've actually gotten pretty good at decorated cakes and yeasted breads. 
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
    parrothead78
  • I suppose Ive been lurking enough that I need to break from my shell and post something. 

    Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: August 21 / 7w4d

    Baby is the size of a(n): Jellybean

    Upcoming Appointments: January 10 with my family doctor. He's now monitoring me closely until my first OB appointment on the 14th since some of my bloodwork came back that concerned him. (High-ish blood sugar and my thyroid isn't working as it should)

    How are you feeling?: Nauseous, exhausted and over emotional. Trying not to stress, so every day closer to the end of the first trimester is a miracle. We had a miscarriage two years ago and have been struggling to conceive ever since this will be our first.

    Rants/Raves: Today was probably one of the hardest days I have had (so far, let's be honest I'm sure there are harder days to come.) But I had to take my brother to the airport so he could fly back home across the country. I promised myself I wouldn't, but I totally ugly cried the whole way there and home. 

    Trying not to panic on the news about my thyroid and blood sugar. Trying to keep to a strict schedule for my morning & nightime prenata lvitamins and thyroid pill. 

    Questions: I was vomiting quite a bit the past couple of weeks, but I've been feeling pretty good this last week. Is it "normal" for vomiting to suddenly just stop? Or am I maybe doing something right with my diet? Also, what are some good sleep positions in the first trimester?

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? I enjoy knitting and writing. I've been knitting blankets and hats for my cousins' newborns, I'm excited to knit for my own. 
    parrothead78
  • cato99cato99 member
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    @mwmiller4 saaaame! My husband took our 19-month old all day today so I could take down Christmas decorations but will be out of town Monday-Friday and I have houseguests and blaaarghhh. 

    @lilyclover hi and welcome! I’m sorry about your bloodwork. I’m on thyroid medicine (probably was why I got pregnant this time) AND I had gestational diabetes last pregnancy so I know those issues well! If you go on a GD diet I’m happy to share tips and tricks! 

    Due date/weeks: August 16 / 8w 2d

    Baby is the size of a: dime

    Upcoming appointments: I’ve been released from the RE so I’m starting the process of moving to the regular OB. I have an intake phone call with the nurse on 1/15 and the first appointment with ultrasound on 1/22

    How are you feeling? This weekend was rooooughhhh. I’m in full first trimester misery. Sore boobs, headache, nausea, a nose so sensitive I can’t be in the room with any smells, roller coaster moods (I mentioned on another thread I quietly wanted to murder my husband for serving dinner with a salad fork instead of a dinner fork lol), and exhausted
    to death. 

    Rants/Raves: just first tri misery! 

    Questions: none right now. @lilyclover symptoms can come and go—last time I had a reprieve around 8ish weeks and freaked out, but it was just a short little break in symptoms. 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? Babies lol jk (though sort of! Pregnancy and babyhood with my daughter was so delightful). I’m a big cooking dork and throw a lot of dinner parties. Last night I made lamb shanks braised with Moroccan spices and prunes, served over pearl couscous with apricots and pistachios. Which my husband served with a salad fork (see murderous rage above)
    Me: 36, DH 38
    MFI: somewhat short-lived sperm, otherwise unexplained
    2012-2016: TTC #1
    2015-2016: 5 negative IUIs
    August 2016: IVF with ICSI: 13 day-5 blasts, non-PGS tested
    BFP on fresh transfer, DD born May 2017
    FET #1 planned for January 2019, but surprise BFP December 2018: EDD August 2019

    mwmiller4
  • @lilyclover with my first pregnancy I was SO sick from week 6 to 8. and then one day it just stopped. It was glorious. I would occasionally dry heave or have a quick throw up in the AM (pregnancy is weird) but it wasn’t severe anymore 😜
  • @lilyclover what's up with the thyroid? Levels high or low? I have graves disease, but had radioactive iodine ablation about 12 years ago, so I suffer from mostly hypothyroidism (because of the dead thyroid.) But have dealt with both. If it helps I've had three very healthy pregnancies all while taking levothyroxine. Let me know if you have any questions at all.
  • @cato99 My doctor doesn't think it's gestational diabetes yet, I was really craving mango juice and it was my bad that I was drinking lots of it and not taking into account how much sugar was in it. Regardless, he's sending me for more bloodwork soon and is recommending me to a specialist to rule diabetes out. My blood sugar has never been an issue in the past. 

    @parrothead78 It really is. I'm loving it though, even if it's been days of nausea. My fiance has been really supportive through it all. Texting me throughout the day to make sure I'm having enough water, having small meals and asking how I'm feeling. 

    @Beauxbaton It was low, so I'm on Synthroid(sp?). Hypothyroidism is something that my mom recently found out she has, so I'm going to be tested for it.

    Thanks everyone for the replies. While my doctor and the pharmacist have said similar things, sometimes I feel like they just give generic answers. It's nice to have a group of moms out there who have experienced it. I guess I'll just consider myself grateful that I'm not riding the porcelain bus everyday right now. 
    WinchesterGirl
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8/5 8+5

    Baby is the size of a(n): still small

    Upcoming Appointments: nothing till the very end of the month

    How are you feeling?: meh, I have reached the carbs and ginger ale portion of the first tri... its getting hard to find food that is appealing or doesn't make me want to vomit thinking about it. General low grade nausea and the fatigue hits hard by 8pm but otherwise not bad

    Rants/Raves: so far this time I am keeping the weight gain under control... last pregnancy I had gained more than 10lbs the first tri... Rant, I had to go into work every day this weekend

    Questions: nope

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? It has been so long since I have had time for that I don't even know the answer.

    @cato99 I hate the transition from RE to OB... its weird not getting all the attention all the time. 
    @lilyclover sleep however you want to sleep, later on it matters (ish... your body will tell you when you need to move)
    @lilmamabebe3 that sucks about the ocra....
    *TW*
    TTC 1/2012
    Diagnosed : unexplained infertility
    6 rounds of IUI and a MC 2/2014, rainbow twins 4/2015
    TTC #3 5/2016
    Restarted Fertility tx
    IUI 2 rounds, baby girl 12/17

    cato99
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8/20 7+6

    Upcoming Appointments: Ultrasound Wednesday, meeting potential new obgyn Thursday

    How are you feeling?: Extremely stressed and extremely fatigued.

    Rants/Raves: Pants suck. 

    Questions: I've got nothing. Unless anyone wants to theorize with me about whether it is too early to be able to feel my ute firming? 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? Lately, Zzzzz's :D Generally, I really enjoy cooking and baking.
    DH: 30 | Me: 30
    Married: December 2012
    Baby girl born October 2016
    WinchesterGirl
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: Aug 19 / 8 weeks!

    Baby is the size of a(n): 2x2 Lego brick.

    Upcoming Appointments: Tomorrow!! Finally!

    How are you feeling?: Pretty decent. Really tired. But I'm wondering if that is thyroid related as now I .mostly over this cold/cough thing and sleeping a lot better.

    Rants/Raves: eh, just tired.

    Questions: nope

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? Apparently babies, lol. But I like to sew, bake, build, and crochet.
    WinchesterGirl
  • @smmatt08 remind me if you have other kids? 

    My uterus was very obvious at my appointment today much to the surprise of the doctor. It's already higher than usual. Of course, this is my 3rd kid so my uterus is saying "I know what to do!!!" By popping up so early haha. 
    DD1 5/23/14, DD2 12/5/16   Baby #3 on the way!


  • @sourlemon I have a 2.25 year old!
    DH: 30 | Me: 30
    Married: December 2012
    Baby girl born October 2016
  • @smmatt08 sorry it's just hard to keep track right now with so many people here.  So I'm gonna go ahead and say it's possible you are feeling your Ute! So helpful, huh? LOL
    DD1 5/23/14, DD2 12/5/16   Baby #3 on the way!


  • @sourlemon how dare you not know the age, gender, and social security number of my child :p I feel like everything is new again the second time around. 
    DH: 30 | Me: 30
    Married: December 2012
    Baby girl born October 2016
    sourlemoncato99wabash15
  • Lol right!?! Just give it time and I'll know everything. It my take me years, but I'll get it eventually haha.
    DD1 5/23/14, DD2 12/5/16   Baby #3 on the way!


  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8/21 7w6d

    Baby is the size of a(n): Raspberry

    Upcoming Appointments: January 10, so anxious!

    How are you feeling?: Holy heartburn. It seems to early for that nonsense. But other than that, as long as I eat immediately after waking up, it's not too bad.

    Rants/Raves: I had to go to our other office that's 2 hours away yesterday so I went with my two co-workers/friends. After getting in the car they asked me to drive. They don't know I'm pregnant, but I was definitely planning to nap so I was not happy.

    Questions: 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? I like to paint. Very abstract because I can't draw and I don't do it as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it.
    Me 31  <3  DH 34
    TTC #1 5/13 BFP #3 5/2/14 DD born 1/19/15
    NTNP #2 8/17 BFP 12/13/18 ED 8/21/19
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • I'm updating here about my appointment too. It went well! One little baby! Good heartbeat, and measuring well. I had blood work done. They drew 11 vials! That is more than I've ever had drawn at one time. 
    EmilyA724WinchesterGirlcato99abklynmom
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8/22 7+6

    Baby is the size of a(n): keyboard key? I feel like the bump is really generous with the size

    Upcoming Appointments: last RE apt on Friday & transitioning to OB on the 24th 

    How are you feeling?: some dry heaving and gagging but mostly really bad indigestion. I wish I wasn't poking at my boobs ever 30 minutes trying to see if they are still sore and enlarged.  Gives me anxiety thinking I might miscarry (no reason to, I heard a heartbeat at 6w and 7w, just anxious) 

    Rants/Raves:  Might murder my husband if he tells me I shouldn't be stressed and that it's not good for the baby. 

    Questions:  Symptoms come and go right? 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? I would say cooking but right now I enjoy creating great nooks on the couch for netflix binges. 
  • My first appointment is today. I'm so anxious that I am doing absolutely nothing at work today. I believe we had quite a few other first appointments this week. Hows everyone feeling?
    Me 31  <3  DH 34
    TTC #1 5/13 BFP #3 5/2/14 DD born 1/19/15
    NTNP #2 8/17 BFP 12/13/18 ED 8/21/19
    BabyFruit Ticker
    cato99
  • @EmilyA724 I feel you! The morning of my first appointment I was like HAPPY ULTRASOUND DAY to my husband like a kid counting the days to Christmas, except also terrifying. I hope your appointment goes wonderfully (and comes quickly!)
    Me: 36, DH 38
    MFI: somewhat short-lived sperm, otherwise unexplained
    2012-2016: TTC #1
    2015-2016: 5 negative IUIs
    August 2016: IVF with ICSI: 13 day-5 blasts, non-PGS tested
    BFP on fresh transfer, DD born May 2017
    FET #1 planned for January 2019, but surprise BFP December 2018: EDD August 2019

    EmilyA724parrothead78
  • First appointment was today! All is well ❤️ EDD is spot on and didn’t change, Aug 16. Bean looked great and I feel great. So happy! And can finally breathe a little easier 😌
    EmilyA724cato99wabash15
  • Mine went well too! Heartbeat and measuring right on track for 8/21 due date. I’m so relieved. 
    Me 31  <3  DH 34
    TTC #1 5/13 BFP #3 5/2/14 DD born 1/19/15
    NTNP #2 8/17 BFP 12/13/18 ED 8/21/19
    BabyFruit Ticker
    cato99wabash15parrothead78
  • @abklynmom yes symptoms come and go. Sometimes they come back, sometimes they don't! I have to remind myself of this quite often.
  • Est Due Date / Weeks + Days: Aug 16 / 9w 2d

    Baby is the size of a(n): blackberry

    Upcoming Appointments: First Midwife Appointment 

    How are you feeling?: Tired and nauseous 

    Rants/Raves: I want to be a grown up and eat vegetables. But carbs and dairy just sound so much more edible!

    Questions: 

    GTKY: What do you enjoy creating? Food. I like to bake in particular, which is hard when you’re nauseaus
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