Weekly Randoms 8/6 — The Bump
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Weekly Randoms 8/6

Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ Married / TTC since May 2015
5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas tubes absent.
3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

Our little miracle is on the way...


Re: Weekly Randoms 8/6

  • dexniedexnie member
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    We have had the most frustrating experience with our target baby registry- I wonder if I’m alone?? Or if this is normal and I’m just feeling preg rage?

     1. Target failed twice to send us our travel system after it was gifted to us and shipped straight to our home. Apparently there was a glitch in their system because we kept having a Chico Pivot appear on our doorstep instead of our Britax; the packing slip was correct both times. Two separate order numbers. I had to return the Chico TWICE and finally they just gave me a GC “refund” and said they couldn’t help. So I bought off amazon and missed out on using a registry completion discount since we exhausted that option, since we weren’t planning on shopping more at amazon. 

    2. Target apparently has stopped selling any of the $199 models of the halo bassinest in my area (5+ locations) AND they no longer ship online. So even though this item sat happily on my registry for 3 months (no email or red flag) and a family member even contributed $100 towards a group gift for it, I have no way of purchasing the item. Spent 20 min on the phone with customer service and unless I call their special group gifting department today, i have to wait 1+ month to get a gift card of the gifted amount. And we ended up spending $50 more for the $250 model... so we were out $250 up front instead of $99. 

    3. Our local target was soooo poorly stocked that we could only find about 25% of our registry items this weekend. Placed a huge online order for the remaining items and they’re shipping so many of them individually. Ugh. I would have really liked the option to group as many items as possible, even if it means waiting longer. So much waste!
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  • nlc8424nlc8424 member
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    That sounds really frustrating @dexnie! Unfortunately I think I've heard that target doesn't do great with their registries which is why I've avoided them. Hope you get everything you're looking for!

  • EErin86EErin86 member
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    @sarah-ruby-21 hahahahaha I love your description. The weather keeps messing with me being the right temp while I have to work and then either deathly hot or cold and rainy on the weekends :( I just want to play outside!
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  • tpecitpeci member
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    @sarah-ruby-21 I totally am with you on that one. I was so excited for heat and summer and spending time outside. I dislike AC in general. I've been in ac all day every day ever since June.... I'm going crazy! We're having such a warm summer. 
    EErin86sarah-ruby-21nlc8424
  • @dexnie how frustrating. And what a pain in the ass.
  • @pourmeamocktail our pool allows coast guard approved life vests / puddle jumpers but it doesn’t allow babies/toddlers in swim diapers in the big pool so I spend a lot of time sweating by the baby pool too. My mom has been watching my toddler though so I can take the girls. Swimming is fun but it does kind of freak me out at this point in pregnancy even though I know it’s safe. 
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    DS1 9.2016 - vbac, team green
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  • @sarah-ruby-21 We have two local beaches, but the one with lifeguards, bathrooms, etc, allows no floats or vests as well (must be a local thing-no coast guard approved vests even allowed anywhere that's public), and because it's the next town over, is aw expensive as the pool to get in. Maybe more. The other one is technically public, but no lifeguards, no regulation, which is fine, so I probably could bring the vest, and it's free, but there's not even a port-a-John. It might be OK, but I'd really want back up adult with me.
    Me: 31
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  • Yeah @pourmeamocktail, the no toilet situation would be difficult for me! 
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  • cab1209cab1209 member
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    Has anyone used one of the contraction monitors? With everything going on with this pregnancy and being a FTM, I have thought heavily about getting one. Just wanted to get some opinions first
  • Any suggestions on how to tighten stomach skin after baby comes? I'm going to end up with a very large baby and I have a huge bump to show for it. Plus I'll be having to have a c-section due to his size. I have a feeling I'm going to be very very saggy after. Any recommendations for a cream or lotion I can use to tighten the skin up? 
    TIA
  • Thanks everyone, I'll look into a band. I actually haven't gained weight at all, I've lost over 30lbs. (No worry from docs as I had the weight to lose). Between the weight loss, baby weight, and C-section, I'm worried about sagging once the uterus shrinks back. I don't exactly want to have to do a tummy tuck but know I won't be able to do abdominal exercises for a while cuz of the surgery. Just was looking for a way to not fall behind 
  • I have been so excited to get the crib and it came today! Aaaaand the box had a hole in it and a small chip on the crib. We have not set it up yet but I opened the box and it seems to be low on the front panel on the inside. The mattress will likely cover it, but still, I hate when packages come damaged and it looks like they have been kicking around my parcels. Ha
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  • MandyMost said:
    Uuuuuggggghhhhh I saw a mouse in the house yesterday. And then my husband saw it a couple hours later, confirming in not delusional (which is what I was hoping for). We’ve lived here almost 2 years and never had a mouse and now a couple weeks before a newborn we see a mouse! It’s an old house (built in 1910) in an old neighborhood in an old town in New England so it’s not surprising, just WTF. We have a ton of old cardboard from deliveries that needs to be brought to recycling that my husband has totally neglected for months (it’s all stacked in the attached garage), so I’m 100% blaming that and him for this. 
    Any more sightings?
    EErin86
  • Car0liiineCar0liiine member
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    Just wanted to check in since I'veI've  MIA for a while. Went on vacation with the ILs, then survived that 8.5 hr road trip to Ohio for a wedding, now home and freaking out at how unprepared we are. I can't believe my EDD is only three and a half weeks away! Thank goodness I kept our calendars as clear as possible between now and then, we don't have hospital bags, haven't washed baby clothes/linens, haven't installed the new car seats, haven't sanitized the bottles/pacis/pumping supplies, haven't cleaned the house . . . Don't come early, buddy, we ain't ready!
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  • @mrsman2018 we called a pest company and they came out same-day. They found some “obvious entry areas” and a few droppings in the basement, but said it’s not bad. They plugged up the entry areas, set traps for the ones already here, and also sprayed for some bugs we weren’t even aware of. So money well spent I feel! We signed a contract for them to come back every other month. 

    i said we’ve lived here 2 years with no problems, so why now? And the answer was just that it’s been a bad year for mice in the area, and chance. That made me feel better too, it’s not our fault! 
    EErin86nlc8424mrsman2018Car0liiine
  • nackienackie member
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    @MandyMost glad you got it taken care of! Did you use it as motivation to get YH to get rid of all the cardboard?
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  • nackie said:
    @MandyMost glad you got it taken care of! Did you use it as motivation to get YH to get rid of all the cardboard?
    Haha yes, if by motivation you mean guilt and making him feel responsible LOL
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  • Just wanted to check in since I'veI've  MIA for a while. Went on vacation with the ILs, then survived that 8.5 hr road trip to Ohio for a wedding, now home and freaking out at how unprepared we are. I can't believe my EDD is only three and a half weeks away! Thank goodness I kept our calendars as clear as possible between now and then, we don't have hospital bags, haven't washed baby clothes/linens, haven't installed the new car seats, haven't sanitized the bottles/pacis/pumping supplies, haven't cleaned the house . . . Don't come early, buddy, we ain't ready!
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    Don’t worry. Most of what you have left to do to feel prepared can be done in a day or two. You’ve got this!!
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