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CALLINGL WOMEN OF STRENGTH!!!

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape…
But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything…
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her…
But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face…
But a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
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Leighanne:Jaedyn Michael Born on 2/10/09  Now is 18months 21lbs and 31 inches long  
Vortex: On 4/20/2009, Sahana was born! (Check out her pics!!!)  
Joyce: 5/28/09 Daniel Joseph was born, 8lbs, 8oz and 19 3/4 inches long.  
Jessie: 6/11/09 Zachary Kaden arrived at 5:43am. 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches long  
Armyprincess: 7/24/09, Jeremy Michael was born 9lbs, 3 ozs & 20 inches  
Stacey: 8/12/09, Jake Harrison was born a healthy 6lbs! Check out his handsome pics!  
Arlotheslug:  Home loving her little girl!!!  See her beautiful pics! :)  
Kaylee_Frye: Hayden Elizabeth was born 9/12/09; 6lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches!  
Luvkayln: Adalynn Noel was born healthy & beautiful on 12/7/09! 6 pounds, 15 ounces!!!  Check out her beautiful pics!  
Dnikkki: Welcome Peyton Therese!!! Born 2/2/10 at 9:47 p.m. 6 pounds, 6 ounces & 19 inches long!  
Mommyin10: Richard Clay, III & Ava Kathleen were born 2/18/10! He was 4 lbs, 5oz, born at 12:15 a.m. She weighed 3lbs, 14oz, born at 12:16 a.m.    
Sbumblebeeo: Shelby Rachel arrived on April 1st, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long! :)  
Help4baby:  Twin boys were born on April 30 6 lb 5oz & 7 lb 4oz  
kmcarino:  Ryan Joseph was born Sunday, 6/20/10 at 2:33 pm.  He's a healthy 7 lbs, 02 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long =)  
ad_06:  Welcome, Conner Jamison! Born 7/17 at 5:13 pm, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches long :)  
Rachjas: Baby girl was born 7/16!  Congrats, Mommy!  Update with details  
=)  

trh0819:  BFP! 32wks?!!!!
Guesito: BFP!!! 25wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 12wks!!!!
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 7wks!!!

mlward3:
Bfromthed:  
Sammy J:
Nino7:
Keyan:  
Candie: Great to hear from you!! Needs advice and stories from anyone who's had medicated cycles. Please share :-)

Waiting for an update:  
      
Hannah  
pyar    
BabyMadd  
princessJam      
jmh2005  
Nikina

Taking a Break  
Lina    
mrspace
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Luvkayln: Soooo glad everything is well!!! Hey, are you all okay with the storms that rolled through??? I saw it was pretty bad and I'm praying you all are safe. Update as soon as you can!

Guesito: 25wks!!! How are you feeling? It's such an accompishment and an amazement thinkin what our bodies can do and knowing there is a life in there isn't it?!

Stacey: Glad to hear from you! Jake is getting big! Our DS is tall and slim lol, he's 4 and 32lbs!! But all the boys in my family are like that :-) I don't blame you being a little hesitant about #2. Just enjoy the ride you guys (and Honey) are having with little Jake :-)

trh: Are you 32 or 33wks? I don't have a calender by me so I guess :-/ How are feeling? Getting anxious yet? You are getting close!!


Sooo busy here! We had Christmas and of course some last minute shopping, then our wedding anniversary yesterday and today is DH's birthday....so December is hectic! He all had an awesome Christmas and a great start into the new year. I hope all of you experienced the same. May 2011 bring everyone health and happiness!!! I'll update more tomorrow probably...I'm pooped lol!!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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Thanks fo rthe new thread!! Sounds like you have been very busy but had a lot of fun.. Happy 2011

AFM- Im over the moon, we will be 26 weeks tomm omg I feel so blessed its like a dream couldnt be happier.. Thank you all for allowing me to share and living this beautiful journey with me... 12 more weeks til c section!!! Thank you Jesus!!
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Yes thank you for starting a new thread! It was getting long and we all appreciate it knowing how busy you are!

I am 12w3d today woo hoo!! I am so relieved I hear the heartbeat everyday as well! I am still in shock! I have my nt scan tomorrow so I will update as soon as I can as to what they say. I have been measuring ahead everytime so I am hoping smudgie is measuring over 13 weeks so we might get a good guess at the sex! I sure hope so, I am just so excited! Finally got dh to look at baby stuff with me which has been a challenge.
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So the results are in... Chances of trisomy 21 (downs) is 1:7260, trisomy 18 is 1:18,050 and trisomy 13 is 1:56,535. So it's considered a negative screening, no need for further testing... Phew!!! My nt measurement is 1.7mm and all seems normal! WOO HOO and baby was alive!!! That was the main thing for me. I am really 12w3d by my transfer date and baby is measuring 13w0d. So a little big as always. hb was 153bpm. I am so super excited now. Maybe now i can finally breathe!!
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Congratulations!!!! sounds like this is a super sticky strong one!!! so happy 4u!
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Hi ladies! I have not been on this forum for awhile! But just wanted to share with everyone I got my BFP!! Went for blood test yesterday hcg 235 at 13dpo! They seem to be happy with that, I am going tomorrow to do another one!!! From what i understand it just needs to double!! Im so excited and scared!! Since my m/c im so scared it will happen again! Putting it in Gods hands!!
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Ok so it turns out I have preclampsia@ Drs office with pressure and mild contractions!! couldnt sleep with a terrible migrane (migraine) and decided to come in and get checked out... im only 26 wks 3 days! lord help me
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my BP ws at 140/90!!
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Did the doctors say there is anything they can do? What precautions do you have to take? Maybe just relax for a few days (like bedrest) and see if that helps. I am not familiar with preclampsia but I am sure there has to be something you can do to limit it's effects...?
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ok so not only do i have preclampsia I also tested pos for Gestational diabetes....
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Oh no! I am so sorry... Try to stay positive! I know it is hard but you will make it through it and it will all be worth it in the end!
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dnikki-- I'm 33 weeks. 40 days to go as I am scheduled for a c-section on Valentine's Day, one week early  :-)  we just moved into a new house and are working on baby's room now. Hard to believe how close we are.

Guesito-- Sorry you are dealing with so much. Good thing is they know and can monitor you to ensure all goes well. Hang in there.

Good luck to the rest of you!
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i go back this friday to monitor BP and Gestational Diabetes....feeling terrible migranes (migraines) this is wait and see game...
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@ drs to see how im doing.  will post asap
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Let us know as soon as you hear something! My prayers are with you...
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Guesito-  I haven't been on for awhile but I'm sorry to hear you are having issues!  I hope everything works out.

Krichar- Looks like things are going well for you!  That is great to hear.

Luvkayln-  I've been checking up on you.  Nice to see you are 8 weeks.  Congrats again!!!!  

As for me... Christmas was wonderful.  I was so sad to see it end.  I LOVE IT again.  Just like when I was a kid.  I am finally CD3 and this terrible.  I am in such pain and am going through a pad and tampon every 2 hours.  This is the first cycle I have had since sometime in 2010... March I think.  They gave me prometrium to enduce a cycle so I could take the hormones to get pg with Shelby.  Is it supposed to be this bad? Maybe it's just been so long I have forgotten?   I wonder if I'll ovulate?  I doubt it.
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Ok so my BP was 128/80 which is only 8 points higher than what it should be... The other bad news is that I have Gestational Diabetes... I was put on a diet and will have to poke my fingers 4x a day..  Also my ob visits will now be weekly. Im just so worried because the Dr plainly told me that one of the risks is that the baby can die inside of me...Im just praying to god all this goes away and my baby can live. Sooo worried!!
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A change in diet is going to help out tremendously. I'm too at risk because of my weight, nationality and family history but it can be controlled which is the best thing ever. I'm dumping the salt, carbs and sweets which is difficult because I want to eat everything. Stick to your diet plan. Try to get a little exercise in if you can. Keep track of your glucose levels daily (the finger ***** is not bad. Nothing compared to IVF injections).You and the baby are going to be fine. God has not brought you this far to leave you. Only a few more weeks to go and you'll be bringing Yamiliany home. You bring so much hope and positive energy to this forum. I'm going to continue to pray and ask God to give you peace during this time so you can kick your feet up and relax.
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your post brought tears to my eyes. Thank u sooo much sweetheart!!!
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A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape…
But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything…
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her…
But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face…
But a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
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Leighanne:Jaedyn Michael Born on 2/10/09  Now is 18months 21lbs and 31 inches long  
Vortex: On 4/20/2009, Sahana was born! (Check out her pics!!!)  
Joyce: 5/28/09 Daniel Joseph was born, 8lbs, 8oz and 19 3/4 inches long.  
Jessie: 6/11/09 Zachary Kaden arrived at 5:43am. 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches long  
Armyprincess: 7/24/09, Jeremy Michael was born 9lbs, 3 ozs & 20 inches  
Stacey: 8/12/09, Jake Harrison was born a healthy 6lbs! Check out his handsome pics!  
Arlotheslug:  Home loving her little girl!!!  See her beautiful pics! :)  
Kaylee_Frye: Hayden Elizabeth was born 9/12/09; 6lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches!  
Luvkayln: Adalynn Noel was born healthy & beautiful on 12/7/09! 6 pounds, 15 ounces!!!  Check out her beautiful pics!  
Dnikkki: Welcome Peyton Therese!!! Born 2/2/10 at 9:47 p.m. 6 pounds, 6 ounces & 19 inches long!  
Mommyin10: Richard Clay, III & Ava Kathleen were born 2/18/10! He was 4 lbs, 5oz, born at 12:15 a.m. She weighed 3lbs, 14oz, born at 12:16 a.m.    
Sbumblebeeo: Shelby Rachel arrived on April 1st, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long! :)  
Help4baby:  Twin boys were born on April 30 6 lb 5oz & 7 lb 4oz  
kmcarino:  Ryan Joseph was born Sunday, 6/20/10 at 2:33 pm.  He's a healthy 7 lbs, 02 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long =)  
ad_06:  Welcome, Conner Jamison! Born 7/17 at 5:13 pm, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches long :)  
Rachjas: Baby girl was born 7/16!  Congrats, Mommy!  Update with details  
=)  

trh0819:  BFP! 33wks!!!! C-section February 14th!
Guesito: BFP!!! 27wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 13wks!!!! HB-153
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 8wks!!!
mlward3: BFP!!!

Bfromthed:  
Sammy J:
Nino7:
Keyan:  
Candie: Great to hear from you!! Needs advice and stories from anyone who's had medicated cycles. Please share :-)

Waiting for an update:  
      
Hannah  
pyar    
BabyMadd  
princessJam      
jmh2005  
Nikina

Taking a Break  
Lina    
mrspace
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Hey ladies!

mlward3: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Let us know your 2nd beta levels!! How are you feeling?

Guesito: Oh my!! Are you doing okay now? I'm sorry you are going through all of this - but you are a very positive person so just keep it that way - you need it and most of all your little baby girl does :-) Just keep in mind that if (God forbid) something happens, your baby has a great chance of living if born soon... ((HUGS)) How are you feeling now?

Luvkayln: How are you doing?

Sbumble: Do you have endo? Are you still bleeding that bad? If you are, I would call your doctor. I was a little confused with your post - Are you taking prometrium now or were you refering to when you took it before you pg with Shelby? I hope you are feeling better :-/

Hope you all have had a great weekend!!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)

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We are in need of thoughts & prayers! Don't worry, Baby C is just fine!
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I will keep you and your family in my prayers but very relieved to know it has nothing to do with baby C! I hope she is doing well and you are enjoying mommyhood!

Guesito- like dnikki said you are a very positive person and you need to stay that way. And like laPoo said God would not bring you this far to take it all away. You and your sweet princess are going to be just fine... You and your family have also been in my prayers and I will continue to pray everything works out just perfectly! It is going to be ok!!!
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I had to take prometrium to get pregnant with Shelby since I typically only have a cycle once every three months or so.  The doctor put me on BC for a short time just to regulate my periods, other than that we don't use any protection and I don't get pregnant.  I haven't been on it or anything since TTC Shelby.  I am still bleeding but it's slowed down some.  Now I can go about 4 hours.  I have never been tested for endo so I don't know if I have that or not.  I thought aybe it was just because this was my first cycle since I had Shelby but after checking around it doesn't seem normal.  I am exhausted, I can tell you that much.  
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Well I have kept my Blood Sugar at a normal level since friday with the diet. We return on Friday to see how everything is going and to check my BP.. Thanks for all your prayers They are working!!
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Oh forgot... 27 Weeks today woooooo hooooo!! Thank you god
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I"M BACK>>>>>hey ladies sorry i was away for a while but NEVER Stopped praying for all of us. The holidays were crazy family in town, then we were out of town, closed on a house and moving on 1/29 so just busy. I am praying that all is well and sending lots of baby dust and sticky vibes...
God Bless,
Beatrice
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ok I foun dyou guys I was scared and lost for a sec :-)
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Officially in the 3rd trimester hoping for a normal blood pressure on Friday no that my Sugar levels are a bit under control. Cant wait to meet my lil girl, staying busy planning my Feb 5th Baby shower my list started with 20 Guest im now at 100!! Im now pulling my hairs with so much to do... But it will be Princess theme, Colors- Hot pink- Lght pink and lime green... Centerpieces look adorable they are about 2 feet tall really pretty but a lot of work. Hope everyone is having  a nice day!!!! SSBD to all
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Check out my blog.. I need advice... jr hauck dot blog spt
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omg!! Don't know what to say except congratulations I hope this is a super sticky one and  even though your numbers didnt exactly doubled your numbers are pretty high... I will pray for you guys!!!  
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13dpo beta 235
15dpo beta 680
They just told me all they needed to do was double! They sure enough did! I'm about 20dpo and guessing right at 5 wks 1 day! I'm Just so nervous and scared! They put me on crinone suppositories at bedtime, And I go for first viability scan Jan 19! Wishing I had a few more symptoms though! Only thing I have is sore bb's and hungrier than normal but that seems to have gone away too! I am cramping on and off af cramps followed by discharge!  I run to the bathroom everytime make sure I'm not bleeding! Thank the Lord I have not so far!  I just know last time I just up and woke up at 11 weeks and felt nothing no symptoms at all! That's how I knew something was wrong! I never bleed or anything! I pray that this is a sticky one!! I'm putting my trust in God!! A Friend told me this!  Quote this Scripture everytime I was scared. 2 timothy 1:7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
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OMG!!!!! left you a note on your wall!!! What a miracle!!!
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congrats to you wishing you a happy healthy 35 more weeks!
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Thanks everyone! I just don't even know what to think. I hope things work out. I am sooo nervous and in shock! Our u/s is Saturday 10:15am.
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Well I wish you the best u/s ever...Have faith
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((((hugs)))).... I am praying for a GREAT u/s. Like guest said, have faith! Things happen for a reason!
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Leighanne:Jaedyn Michael Born on 2/10/09  Now is 18months 21lbs and 31 inches long  
Vortex: On 4/20/2009, Sahana was born! (Check out her pics!!!)  
Joyce: 5/28/09 Daniel Joseph was born, 8lbs, 8oz and 19 3/4 inches long.  
Jessie: 6/11/09 Zachary Kaden arrived at 5:43am. 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches long  
Armyprincess: 7/24/09, Jeremy Michael was born 9lbs, 3 ozs & 20 inches  
Stacey: 8/12/09, Jake Harrison was born a healthy 6lbs! Check out his handsome pics!  
Arlotheslug:  Home loving her little girl!!!  See her beautiful pics! :)  
Kaylee_Frye: Hayden Elizabeth was born 9/12/09; 6lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches!  
Luvkayln: Adalynn Noel was born healthy & beautiful on 12/7/09! 6 pounds, 15 ounces!!!  Check out her beautiful pics!  
Dnikkki: Welcome Peyton Therese!!! Born 2/2/10 at 9:47 p.m. 6 pounds, 6 ounces & 19 inches long!  
Mommyin10: Richard Clay, III & Ava Kathleen were born 2/18/10! He was 4 lbs, 5oz, born at 12:15 a.m. She weighed 3lbs, 14oz, born at 12:16 a.m.    
Sbumblebeeo: Shelby Rachel arrived on April 1st, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long! :)  
Help4baby:  Twin boys were born on April 30 6 lb 5oz & 7 lb 4oz  
kmcarino:  Ryan Joseph was born Sunday, 6/20/10 at 2:33 pm.  He's a healthy 7 lbs, 02 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long =)  
ad_06:  Welcome, Conner Jamison! Born 7/17 at 5:13 pm, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches long :)  
Rachjas: Baby girl was born 7/16!  Congrats, Mommy!  Update with details  
=)  

trh0819:  BFP! 34wks!!!! C-section February 14th!
Guesito: BFP!!! 27wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 14wks!!!! HB-153
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 9wks!!!
mlward3: BFP!!!
rachjas: BFP!!! 2nd beta 8955, 1st U/S Sat!!!!

Bfromthed: CD12
Sammy J:
Nino7:
Keyan:  
Candie: Great to hear from you!! Needs advice and stories from anyone who's had medicated cycles. Please share :-)

Waiting for an update:  
      
Hannah  
pyar    
BabyMadd  
princessJam      
jmh2005  
Nikina

Taking a Break  
Lina    
mrspace
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rachjas: I follow your blog periodically and baby C is just adorable!!! And HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Update ASAP after your u/s on Saturday!!

Guesito: How are you feeling? Have you been able to keep your numbers down? Your baby shower sounds great!!! When is it?

Luvkayln: Where are you girl?!

mlward: Congratulations!!! How are you feeling?

Same old busy here lol! I though after the holidays htings would slow down, but now we have my dad's family get together on the 22nd, all in which I am cooking the food and such. Then we have Peyton's 1st birthday party on the 29th!! I can't belive she's almost 1.... :-( She's getting so big! She's really trying to walk - she can walk halfway across our living room if she's really focused lol, just too cute! DS is still doing well with her (okay, part of the time lol!). We are just having a problem with sharing and trying to keep him out of her face. He's just a bit defiant right now it seems like. Everyone says it's the age/stage that most kids go through at 4. Hopefully lol!! I hope everyone is doing well!!! Have a great day!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)
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ok tt re's off ice today and told him Im having lots of twitches and hot flashes going on so he said to have my e2 drawn and it came back at 831 they say thats estradiol? What is that? Should I start my opk's I have not been temping this cycle though?
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Dnikki- I'm here! :) I've been checkin in on everyone, just not saying much. I guess I just don't have much to update. :) Wow, Peyton's almost a year??! Where is the time going, seriously? Didn't we just have these babies!? :) What plans do you have for her party? I'm sure ds is just at that age, and Peyton's getting bigger too and wanting toys, etc. So I'm sure there is a huge sharing problem in your house right now! Ha!!

Rachjas- I read your blog and posted on your page, but CONGRATS again girl!! This is just an awesome miracle!! You're very blessed! :) I'm sure you're very nervous, you have every right to be! Saturday is almost here, and I know you will have an awesome u/s! Update asap!

Guesito- Happy 27 weeks! :) I'm so sorry for what you're going thru, but you're strong and you've been strong this whole time, so I know you can get through this! Your daughter is very lucky to have such a caring, loving mommy like you! :)

bfromthed- I think I'm lost with what's going on with you! :) Are you doing iui this month? I'm not sure what normal levels of e2 are and I'm not sure what estradiol is either. Sorry I'm no help! I would definately start your opks, seeing as your CD 12!! Good luck! :)

AFM: Feeling good, and just waiting for my next appointment in a couple weeks! (Jan 27th). I hope they do another u/s, but they will more than likely just do the hb doppler. I'll be 11 weeks at my next apmt, so I'm trying to remember if we heard addy's hb on the doppler that early. Guess we'll find out! :) Addy's doing great, she's walking really good now, pretty much just runs around the house! lol! She has 7 teeth, 3 of which just popped up in the last few weeks. She's getting so big, it's so hard to believe!!!
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no iui this month because the house came through so fast I though that it would take longer...we decided to try and do timmed bd'ing again cause so much is going on with moving on the 29th..but when I tt re and told him I was only cd 12 (yesterday) but fely lots of stuff going on he said to check e2 I found out that its estrogen and each mature follie is between 200-600 and mines was 831 so he said it can be more than 1 follie which betters the chance. Im not sure how many are there because we did not do u/s this cycl.e Timmed bd'ing has worked for us a few times before so praying it works this time and it sticks if not IUI in February
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So much is going on yet it is quiet on here, does that make sense... Lol! I am finally feeling better from my nasty sickness last week. I seriously thought I was going to die and not being able to take anything was the worst.

Well I am 14 weeks today... Woo hoo, second trimester! I have an appointment with my family doctor today and then I move on to the high risk obgyn. My appointment is on february 4. I know for sure we will have one more u/s for sure with in the next month and we will find out the sex!!! There is a store here that specializes in baby gear and they have sales where if a nursery pattern has been discontinued they sell the whole set (bedding, lamp, wall art, decals) the WHOLE set for $250.00 so we hope the sets we like are still there when we find out!
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Well just returned from OB, Blood pressure 112/64 and sugar 101 which are both great!!! im so happy!! Well im back to biweekly appts so next one is on 1/28 yeyyyy!!!!! Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers they worked, hopefully we can continue to keep my numbers down..

Dnikki- The shower is on Feb 5th, we started planning a small @ home gathering with 20 guest.. Well we are now at over 100 and a very beautiful hall... Can't wait!
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YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!! I have been stalking his thread for your update all day... I am so super excited for you and this amazing miracle!!!
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Rachjas- Amazing news!!! SO happy for you guys! :)
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Guestio: glad things are "back to normal" take it easy and God bless

rachjas: congrats yayyyy!!!


afm: was at the new house yesterday doing floors and window treatments. cd 15 today and -opk I know its coming just praying we time this perfect and get our 2011 bfp that sticks. God Bless and sticky vibes and baby dust to all!
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I just read your post and it gave me goosebumps!  I am so happy for you!  This is wonderful news.

So my baby is going to be a year old far too soon.  I truly can't believe it.  Of course I am planning her party already!  I got the giant cupcake mold for her smash cake and the rest of us are going to be having cupcakes.  I already got the two cupcake trees.  I also have a receipe for cupcake pops.  Toooo cute.  I also ordered her birthday dress today.  I'll post a pic.  It's adorable.  All that being said I am getting the bug to have another baby.  At my yearly checkup we are going to ask for Clomid again.  I haven't been on anything and haven't "accidently" gotten pregnant sooooo back the clomid we go.  It won't be until May but that isn't that far away.  I absolutely love my Shelby.  

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Congratulations!!! How exciting!!

Bfrom-  Hope this is your month!! Believe because dreams do come true when you believe!  I wish you the best SSBD!!


afm- 28 weeks today everyday that passes I see myself holding my little girl in my arms safe!! Still on a diet controlling this sugar and hoping BP stays low.
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Oh forgot to add that I posted 28 weeks belly pics!
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sumblebeeo- YAY, SO happy to hear you'll be trying again soon! That's so exciting!!! :) Shelby's party sounds adorable! :) We did the big cupcake mold for Addy's smash cake too!! Thank God I did a test run before making her actual cake, b/c I was a dummy and baked both sides at the same time! Not realizing obviously the cone side would take MUCH less time to cook, lol!

bfromthed- e2 levels sounds awesome, and I saw on your status that you got your +opk!!! Yayy!!! I know this is your month!!! SSBD! :)

Guesito- Happy 28 weeks! :) You're doing wonderful!!!!

Not much new here... Oh, Addy's giving high 5's now! SO cute! :) Everyday is an adventure with her, I love it! :) A week from Thurs is my next appointment. Does anyone remember if you can hear the hb on the doppler at 11 weeks? I'm hoping not, and I get another u/s! ;)
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I'm soooooo glad you responded b/c I DID NOT think about that.  I would have baked it all at the same time too.  What did you do leave the other side empty?  My mold it the blue silicon kind but it's all connected.  Did you see the dress I ordered for her?  It's adorable!
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well we covered our bases today but not in "missionary" position its hard for dh that way due to his back. Im praying that still having sex on the appropriate days and laying still afterwards with my knees up does the trick!

Does anyone get preggo not having sex on your back? I hope so,


Lots of o pains today on both sides...yesterday it was just the right (I have a tube there no tube on the left)
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Well, well, well. HELLO LADIES! My has it been a long time. Congrats to all the new mommies and the mommies to be! That list just keeps growing and growing. I thought I would write to update you all!!

DH and I took about a 2 year break. The last time we were at the RE was March 2009. And what a good break it was! We traveled, got back to basics, so to speak, had some career changes and all in all have been very busy.

I went back to the RE today with a new doctor and had a consulation appointment. We discussed where I have been and where he see's us moving on in the future. All in all he said even with recurrent loss, the odds are definitely in our favor. We have to genetic conflicts, etc. The ony thing they have never checked was my thyroid. They tested that today and I am anxiously awaiting those results. He basically gave us a break down of our options. We can:

1.) Do nothing and try on our own
2.)Clomid and or Letrozole with insemination
3.)Injectables with insemination
4.) IVF with PGD

IVF would be in the future a ways as he said that would be a last resort based on our workup and history. He thinks clomid worked the best for us and getting me to ovulate on the right side. So I guess we just continue to pray and start this journey very soon!
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Sorry not to be too detailed but... Dr Shettles book says to increase your odds of having a boy try doggie style.  That is certainly not missionary.  All it takes is the right sperm and the right egg.  Don't worry about how you did just that you did it on O day!  :)
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Feeling ok BP and sugar stiaying normal.. Sugar kind of low this morning but it got higher after Lunch...Almost 29 Weeks so excited can't wait to meet my lil girl, I dream about that moment every night... So emotional and teary.. SSBD to all (((hugs)))
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G: glad to know things are going well..keep up with the diet and keep us posted :-) Im so excited for you!

S: thanks for the info...11 more days befor testing
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15 weeks today... Officially (according to medhelp) I am now in the 2nd trimester! Such a relief and so exciting! Still a little cautious and haven't spread the news yet. I will wait till I have no choice... As for now I just look fat (I gained soooo much weight from all the procedures, miscarriages and fertility drugs) and people are scared to ask so I will ride it out for a bit longer!
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Im so happy for you...I said if I get bfp this cycle I will hold it too even from dh as long as I canI hate to see his heart broken when tragedy strikes and he normally wont ask if it was successful knowing I will tell him if bfp or he knows when af comes.
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Thanks so much... It is so surreal! I still can't believe it, after 9 years of trying, 5 years at an RE, over $20,000 in meds and procedures and 2 miscarriages I still can't bring myself to overly celebrate. I know thing are safer now that I am in the 2nd trimester and I listen to smudgies heart everyday (sometimes twice a day) I just can't shake the feelinthe bottom could drop out anytime... Slowly we are getting more optimistic and more comfortable talking about when the baby comes but is still sort of taboo!
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Heard the babies hb on my doppler (at home) for the first time today!!! (10w, 3d today)!! It took me a minute to find it and then I had to chase it b/c it kept moving, but finally heard it! It was awesome!! :) 129bpm. Yay! My next apmt is thursday and I'll be 11 weeks.
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yay I know that is addictive the next time I get bfp (yes Im claiming it) I will get a doppler for sure!
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luvkayln- That is sooo exciting!
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hey ladies my hpt that I take 1 week after trigger was negative today so I know its out of my system, I always take one 24 hours after trigger to make sure its + and in my system too. My progesterone came in a a whopping 63.1 today. Not having any symptoms at all but I am trying to stay as positive as possibe. Having a little pain in my lower abdomen hoping thats my little one(s) implanting themselves for 40 weeks! Testing in 1 week if no af
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Good luck!!! ~*~*~*SSBD*~*~*~ being sent your way!!!
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OMGoodness, I am so sorry to keep you waiting. We had to wait an hour in the waiting room before we even got in and then we went to dinner. I posted that from my phone.

Everything looks great. I was even measuring one day ahead of what I should based on the last ultrasound. I am 7w3d today. We even got to hear the heartbeat. She didn't measure it, but she said it was 140-150 bpm and that it was normal. It was sooo amazing to hear. We had never heard the heartbeat in any of our previous pregnancy.

I am still in shock. It's still sooo hard to even think that we may be bringing home another little one in September.

Our RE is seeing us again at 9w and then will release. However, she has already given me a referral from an OB. I may go ahead and call.

We have told in anyone... but you all.... We still need thoughts and prayers!
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How exciting! I still can't believe it... Congratulations to you and DH god bless!
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yayyyy God is so good congrats to you and dh
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Leighanne:Jaedyn Michael Born on 2/10/09  Now is 18months 21lbs and 31 inches long  
Vortex: On 4/20/2009, Sahana was born! (Check out her pics!!!)  
Joyce: 5/28/09 Daniel Joseph was born, 8lbs, 8oz and 19 3/4 inches long.  
Jessie: 6/11/09 Zachary Kaden arrived at 5:43am. 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches long  
Armyprincess: 7/24/09, Jeremy Michael was born 9lbs, 3 ozs & 20 inches  
Stacey: 8/12/09, Jake Harrison was born a healthy 6lbs! Check out his handsome pics!  
Arlotheslug:  Home loving her little girl!!!  See her beautiful pics! :)  
Kaylee_Frye: Hayden Elizabeth was born 9/12/09; 6lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches!  
Luvkayln: Adalynn Noel was born healthy & beautiful on 12/7/09! 6 pounds, 15 ounces!!!  Check out her beautiful pics!  
Dnikkki: Welcome Peyton Therese!!! Born 2/2/10 at 9:47 p.m. 6 pounds, 6 ounces & 19 inches long!  
Mommyin10: Richard Clay, III & Ava Kathleen were born 2/18/10! He was 4 lbs, 5oz, born at 12:15 a.m. She weighed 3lbs, 14oz, born at 12:16 a.m.    
Sbumblebeeo: Shelby Rachel arrived on April 1st, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long! :)  
Help4baby:  Twin boys were born on April 30 6 lb 5oz & 7 lb 4oz  
kmcarino:  Ryan Joseph was born Sunday, 6/20/10 at 2:33 pm.  He's a healthy 7 lbs, 02 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long =)  
ad_06:  Welcome, Conner Jamison! Born 7/17 at 5:13 pm, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches long :)  
Rachjas: Baby girl was born 7/16!  Congrats, Mommy!  Update with details  
=)  

trh0819:  BFP! 36wks!!!! C-section February 14th!
Guesito: BFP!!! 29wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 16wks!!!!  
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 11wks!!!
mlward3: BFP!!!
rachjas: BFP!!! 7wks!!!

Bfromthed: 9DPO Fingers Crossed!!!
jmh: Awaiting thyroid results...? Hopefully back in the game soon!!!
Sammy J:
Nino7:
Keyan:  
Candie: Great to hear from you!! Needs advice and stories from anyone who's had medicated cycles. Please share :-)

Waiting for an update:  
      
Hannah  
pyar    
BabyMadd  
princessJam          
Nikina

Taking a Break  
Lina    
mrspace
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Sooo, since we have so many BFP's, here are my guesses ;-)

Krichar: Girl
Luvkayln: Boy
Rachjas: Girl

These are just my thoughts lol, it's always fun to guess!!!
I've been keeping up with everyone, just not much time to update everyone.

Rachjas:  I am soooo happy for you guys!!! Do you have any u/s pics posted? How are you feeling?

Guesito: How are you doing? You are getting closer!

trh: Girl, you are almost there!! How are you hanging in there? Feeling okay?

AFM: Well I am going back to my RE on Monday for a surgical consult. I am so tired of having daily pain and headaches or migraines (mainly from birth control since they started up bad again around 8 months ago...). It's just exhausting. So he'll refer me to a surgeon so I can finally get a hysterectomy done. I am fed up with my current GYN. She just doesn't listen or give me the time of day. She literally told me that she feels that in order to control my pain, "We just have to find the right medication"...Um no! I don't want to be medicated for the rest of my life!! Okay, so there's my rant lol! I'll let you guys know what my RE says on Monday. Thankfully I've kept a pain journal since before Christmas. I'll hand it to him and let him read what he wants...

On another note, we have Peyton's 1st birthday party on Sunday!!! I'm making her a butterfly cake and a bunch of cupcakes since so many people will be there :-) It's going to be so cute! Oh, and she is walking everywhere now!! It's so dang cute b/c she's just her own little person lol. I'm hoping we don't really have any issues with DS since it's not his birthday and he's not really getting anything. I did get little bags for all the kids and him and my mom also picked him up something, but still...Hoping he does okay!

Anyways....! I hope you ladies are all doing well!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)
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Im doing better Sugar & BP under control for now. OB appt tommorow so we shall see. Think I have a growth U/S tomm hopefully I can see my lil girl again. I'm so excited 30 weeks on Monday unbelieveable. Im getting a little bigger everyone keeps telling me that im small for almost 8 months but Dr. says its perfectly fine so im not concerned specially since I had a tummy tuck 3 Yrs ago so it was really really flat and its just pulling really hard to stretch to point of being painful but No complaints! Feel so blessed and hoping time flies by to finally see our little girl, As far as the baby shower, we had to postpone it to Feb 19 Since we already have 120 rsvp's Yes 120!!!  and the hall we had originally rented only had a capacity of 80 and had to find another with 150 capacity.... SSBD to all.
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Hi ladies! :) I had my 11 week apmt yesterday, and everything went great! We didn't get an u/s :( , but we got to hear the baby's hb which was 174! It was funny b/c we were literally there for 5 minutes waiting, and in the room for 5 minutes! She came in and asked if I was having any problems/concerns and I said no, she listened to the hb, and then said... Ok, see ya in 4 weeks! I was thinking... Hhmm... probably could've skipped this apmt and done this all at home! Haha! (Since we have our own doppler). Next apmt is 2/24, and they'll do the second trimester screening then. I had the chance to do the first trimester screening (for down syndrome, etc) but I always opt out of that one. We get to find out the sex on Mar. 31st, which'll be the apmt after next, and I'm sooo anxious for that! :)

Dnikki- Haha, so BOY ya think? :) That sounds wonderful to me!!! ;) OMG, Peyton's b-day is here already??! Her cake sounds adorable! I bet ds will be ok with it all! He'll probably be distracted by all the other kids being there. Have you talked to him about it, telling him this is her day but his will be here soon? Aagh, the jealousy stage must be fun for mom and dad! ;)

Rachjas- Congrats!!!!! So happy for you guys!!! :)

Bfromthed- Good luck sweetie, fingers crossed!!!! SSBD!*

Guesito- Wow, 120 guests!!? Sounds like you'll never have to shopping ever... EVER! Haha!! I'm glad your levels are under control, and hopefully you'll get good news today at your apmt that they still are. 30 weeks, congrats!! You're almost there!!! ;)

K ladies, gotta run! Running behind for work! I'll check in later, hope everyone has a great weekend!!!! :)
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OB appt went great!! Baby has huge cheeks, weighs 4pnds 3 onz already at only 30 weeks. Bp & Sugar were great!!! so happy!!! 8 more weeks til c section!!!!
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Yes, almost there. 17 days to go, if we can make it that far. Had a little scare at my 35 week appointment and have been put on partial bed rest at home. Just taking every precaution now to ensure baby stays put for as long as possible.  I'll be 37 weeks and full term on Monday so we should be good to go. Just watching baby's weight at this point.
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U/S pics posted... Baby got big cheeks!!
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Hi ladies, hope everyone is having a great weekend. Sugar suddenly high and had mild contractions this afternoon...  Im on bed rest waiting to see.  baby is moving like crazy today so nothing to be concerned about unless my sugar continues to rise. I will poke myself in about 30 minutes to see numbers.
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lost mucus plug headed to drs with minor contractions.....30 wks today!!
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Just returned from OB, was put on monitor and sent home. Contractions every 20 min so Dr said unless they are 6 per hr, every 10 min I should just go home and rest... Off to rest will keep you posted..
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Guesito- Rest up!
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Guesito-  I don't know what all this means but I am scared for you.  Keep us posted and rest up.  Your baby may be here before you know it!
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Well, I made it to February! 12 days to go! Most of the women in my February group jumped ship early, but my little one is hanging in there. I'm scheduled for a c-section on Valentine's Day unless baby turns, although that's unlikely at this point. I can hardly believe this journey is about to end and new adventure is going to begin. I am so incredibly grateful to the many amazing women I've met on medhelp who have encouraged and supported me along the way.
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trh819- Aww, you're almost there, yayyy!!! :) How cool that the baby will be born on Valentine's Day!! Not too much longer! :)

Guesito- Wow!!! I'm praying those contractions stop!! We want your little one to stay in as long as possible!!! Did they give you anything to stop the contractions, or did they just advise you to monitor them? That is scary!!

Well, 12 weeks today ladies!! :) Half the time I forgot I'm even pregnant, I'm sure you wonder how that's even possible! Haha!! Trust me, it's easy to do when you have no symptoms and you're chasing a 1 year old around! :) She keeps me busy 24/7! It truely amazes me how this prengnacy is SO different from Kayln's and Addy's! I mean, my tummy is showing already and my bbs are super sore, but that's it. Otherwise, I probably truely would forget, lol! My car is completely buried from all the snow, and I have to be at work in a couple hours! Better go get the hubby on it! ;)
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30 wks 5 days...Nothing new to report... Contractions have stopped  Im just having the worst backaches, scheduled Prenatal Masages becuase it was too much to bear. Other than that Baby's room is ready, hospital bag is done, Baby shower gifts are pouring in even though is not til the 19th. Our fam and friends have been awsome!    Just so grateful and the count down begins...7 weeks to meet my lil girl  =)


Luvk- Yes Im on a medication to help stop contractions, Dr said that I will only be on it fro 2 weeks, after that they will let nature take its course... Baby was 4pnd 3 onz, last week so we are looking good... Thank you for the sweet note on the baby's room pic!
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guesito- That's great news! Have you posted pics of the room yet?

Luvkayln- I can't believe you are that far! Did you not have m/s at all with this pregnancy?

AFM- Baby C is 6 1/2 months and growing by the day! Her finalization could be any day now. I am now 8w3d. I am on z.ofran for my m/s and still on progesterone. Our next appointment is Monday with our RE!!!
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Rachjas- I had morning sickness from like 6-8 weeks, but barely...! Guess I'm getting lucky this time around, hehe! ;) I just feel completely different this time around, totally different then when I was pregnant with the girls, and I know each pregnancy is different but it just amazes me at how different each one can actually be! :)  Can't wait to hear your update from your apmt on Monday! I know you're anxious to see that lil bean! ;) How are you feeling?

Guesito- The baby's room is adorable! :) I'm glad the contractions have stopped, what a relief!! Wow, you're good! You've already got your bags packed?! I didn't pack mine till like a few days before I was set to have her, lol! You're on it! ;) 7 weeks will be here before you know it!
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Started New Thread: Still Calling all Women Of Strength!!!!
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Hello ladies Im back after a long stressful break (read todays journal and it explains it all) I hope all is well as I try and play catch up here!
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