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Weight Frustration

At DS's 2 week mark, he was over his birth weight and everyone was happy! Our hospital has a breastfeeding support group on Tuesdays and Thursdays for free. You go, get baby weighed, feed while hanging out with a couple lactation consultants and other sleep deprived moms who also all look like they just rolled out of bed, and then weigh again. DS was a superstar there, and then again at his 2 week peds appointment with the doc. Doc gave us permission to let him (and me) sleep a little more at night.

Today was so frustrating. Last week he was 8-1 and this week he was only 8 pounds even. So instead of gaining, we lost. So the LC said we should take away the sleep and go back to eating every 2 hours. I finally felt like I had some sanity back, and now poof it's gone. And we were going to start letting DH do a bottle once a day by pumping and she said we should wait a week and get this under control.

 Why can't anything ever just WORK?! I am so frustrated and the last thing I want to do is host the crew of family who is coming over to watch March Madness/hang with the baby today. (Not really hosting, since they're bringing the food and everything, but they'll be here. Ya know)

  

Married 6/08, TTC 7/09
MC w/ D&C 3/11 ~ 9.5 weeks
CP/MC 1/12 ~ 5 weeks
2 IUI's w/ BFN
IVF 6/12 ~ 8R, 0F ~ Rescue ISCI gave us 3dt of 2 (6 cell, 9+ cell)
DS born ~ 3/3/13
IVF 6/14 ~ Operation Sibling ~ 10R, 5F ~ 5dt of 1 Blast
Beta 1: 1600+, Beta 2: 4588
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    Hi Jenny,  first of all, big HUGS to you.  BFing is hard, but you are doing a great job!  We all have our bumps in the road, and just look at this as a minor bump, but I promise you things will get better and before you realize, you'll b

    TTC since 10/2008  RE consult 6/2010 Dx:Unexplaied IF

    Failed multiple cycles of Clomid+TI and Clomid+IUI

    3/2011 inj+IUI #1 BFP. 4/2011 missed m/c. 

    Fall 2011 inj+IUI #2&3 BFN

    Jan/Feb 2012 IVF#1 BFP 2/23  EDD 10/31/2012 ~~~ Halloween ~~~

    Our IVF miracle, Baby Boy M, arrived on 11/8/2012!
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    I hear ya, we had, still kinda are, having weight issues. Hannah had lost 9oz in a week one time when I was trying to EBF. We've managed to kinda get a system going. I have another weight check tomorrow and if it's good than I think we can move on from th
    Diagonsed PCOS TTC since May 2009
    First M/C December 2010 Second M/C August 2011
    Oct 2011~Second round clomid 50 mg; BFN
    Nov 2011~Third round clomid 50 mg: BFP
    Dec 11- Beta #1 91;Dec 13- Beta #2 186.2
    Dec 27- third miscarriage
    May 25th- Beta #1 369;May 27th- Beta #2 798
    Baby girl born Jan 23, 9lbs 3oz, 21 1/2" long
    May 27th-Beta #1 80; May 29th- Beta #2 304; May 31st- Beta #3 860
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    Hang in there! We had a lot of trouble with G's weight in the beginning too. I was crying at the pedi's office, I was so frustrated and upset. But I kept breastfeeding, quite frequently, and I did pump & bottle feed too and he eventually caught up.&nb
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility

    TTC #1 
    IUI's #1 - #3 Clomid = BFN's, IUI #4 Follistim = BFP
    Grayson arrived via emergency c-section on 7/28/12!

    TTC #2 
    IUI's #1 - #4 Follistim = BFN's
    IVF #1 w/ ICSI + PGS: Lupron/Follistim/Menopur
    ER 4/13 - 19R, 13F, 4 PGS tested embryos, 1 normal
    5/14 FET: BFP. Beta #1: 123, Beta #2: 327, Beta #3: 854
    Cora arrived 1/23/15 via RCS!
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    Big hugs! As you can see, lots of us have been through this. I agree with everything pb said! Just keep hanging in there, you're doing a great job. It will get better soon.
    TTC with PCOS since November 2009
    IUI#1 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP, m/c
    IUI#2 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 5-9) = BFN
    IUI#3 Femara/Ovidrel (cd 3-7) = BFP!
    beta #1 11/23 = 270, P4 = 75
    beta #2 11/28 = 2055
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    Huge hugs! Has anything else changed? Clothes/diaper was a good call. Is DS still producing the requisite wet/poopy diapers? Is he excessively sleepy (sign of not eating enough)? Is he barfing/spitting? Can you tell a difference in the feel/fullness of

    TTC Since 3/2010
    Me-36, Unexplained Infertility, DH-35, all clear
    Clomid 50mg 12/2011 = BFN
    Clomid 100mg 1/2012 = BFN, with Cyst
    IVF #1 Lupron/Menopur/Gonal-f/HCG Trigger
    ER 4/19/12 = 11 retrieved, 6 fertilized,
    ET 4/22/12 = 2 transfered (day 3), remaining 3 weren't good enough to freeze
    Beta 5/3 = BFP, 87 Beta #2 5/7 560.9 Beta #3 5/9 1376.5 First u/s One Baby, 125bpm!
    Second u/s, 176bmp! Kicked over to the OB by the RE at 8w. Team Green!! 
    Baby girl J arrived two weeks early! Born into water, med-free. Hooray for Team Pink!

    TTC #2 - back to the RE, treatment started 12/2014. 

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    I can't imagine how frustrated (and tired) you must be! I am no expert, but I disagree with the LC about adding in a bottle feeding. I don't see how doing a morning pump and feeding with a bottle would affect anything weight related. I say you should go a
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    Thanks, ladies. We will get there...somehow. :) I appreciate all the suggestions! 
    Married 6/08, TTC 7/09
    MC w/ D&C 3/11 ~ 9.5 weeks
    CP/MC 1/12 ~ 5 weeks
    2 IUI's w/ BFN
    IVF 6/12 ~ 8R, 0F ~ Rescue ISCI gave us 3dt of 2 (6 cell, 9+ cell)
    DS born ~ 3/3/13
    IVF 6/14 ~ Operation Sibling ~ 10R, 5F ~ 5dt of 1 Blast
    Beta 1: 1600+, Beta 2: 4588
    Everyone Welcome!
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