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CALLING ALL WOMEN OF STRENGTH!! New Thread 2-3-11

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! 37wks!!!! C-section February 14th!
Guesito: BFP!!! 30wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 17wks!!!!  
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 12wks!!!
mlward3: BFP!!!
rachjas: BFP!!! 8wks!!!

Bfromthed: 16DPO 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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by rachjas0623 , 4 hours ago
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!!! .


luvkayln , 1 hour ago
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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Guesito: Oh my, I hope you stay contraction free! As for the backaches, be careful because you could be contracting in your back (back labor), keep an eye on it. Also, be sure to tell your massage therapist of the GD and high blood pressure and contractions. Chances are (sorry!) that you will not be able to get a massage. I am a massage therapist and if you have any of those, we require a note from your OBGYN stating it's okay to recieve a massage. I'm not sure of the massage licensing laws in FL, but here in OH we are the strictest state and the hardest tested state throughout the U.S. Rest up and make sure you are drinking enough water.

Luvkayln: 12wks?!! Geesh! It seems like just yesterday you told us! I'm glad you aren't having much morning sickness...although we are relieved to get it, it's just rough lol! We got hit by the same snow storm you guys did - except here we got at least 1-2 inches of ice. It was nasty out.

Rachjas: How is the zofran working for you? I had it with DD but quit taking it when it made me sooo completely constipated (TMI sorry!). Ginger ale works really well and small amounts of carbs at a time, like toast or small bagel and such. Hope all is well and I can't wait until all the papers are finalized!

trh: Almost there!!! How are you feeling? Are you getting really excited yet? I can't wait to see pictures!!!

Has anyone heard from Keyan lately? The last I heard was she needed a biopsy and haven't heard anything yet...

AFM: Well, Peyton turned 1 yesterday... :-( I can't believe how fast time has gone by!!! She is walking everywhere and getting into everything lol!!! She's getting so big too, she has her 1 year well check next Tuesday. Besides the ice storm we had here, we are all doing well. DH went out and bought a generator in case we lost power b/c of all the ice accumulation, but thankfully it didn't go out. We are expecting more snow this weekend and again Monday and Tuesday. Oh joy lol! I'm ready for warmer weather!!! I hope you all are doing well!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)
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574521 tn?1313495146
Yes, I had to cancel my massage appt ;(  Nobody wants to touch me lol. Thanks for the info!  Omg can't believe how much snow you guys are getting. We are so lucky in FL!
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Hi ladies! I've been MIA for some time, I know. But I think of you often and send you positive vibes to get BFPs.

Happy Birthday to Peyton!!

I guess you can put me off the TTC list. I've got separated from my husband. He's gone mad and has stopped talking to me one day. We stayed in the same house for 2 weeks during which he wouldn't even greet me. I tried hard to get him to tell me whats up and why he's angry but he always pushed me away and said he doesnt want to talk.

We then separated 2 months ago and the first month I tried to get him to talk but he wouldnt respond to my calls, texts or emails. The more I tried the more he pushed back so then I gave up. We have been without any communication for 5 weeks now and looks like he is not bothered so why should I give a damn? I have started applying for jobs and will start work soon, something I was not getting into because I was focusing on fertility treatment.

Having a baby has gone down in my agenda, maybe it has gone completely off it... I am so disappointed with the world and human beings I am not sure I want to bring children into it. My husband was a good guy and seemed to love me, we seemed to have a great relationship and enjoyed each other's company. if he can act this way then what hope is there from anyone?

Wish you strength and courage on your journeys and may you all get what your heart desires.

Hugs,

Sam.

PS. I will not be checking the threads now on, if you want to contact me pls message me or post on my profile.
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1345697 tn?1430619021
I had my last prenatal massage this past week. Won't touch anyone after 37 weeks either. Bummer!
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478429 tn?1265244387
Guesito: I figured as much, sorry though!! With the complications you are now having, it's just way to risky to get a massage. Just try to rest up :-) Yes, our snow here is ridiculous this winter!! We are supposed to have more this weekend then another small storm Monday or Tuesday....grrrr lol!

trh: I'm suprised that you can't get a massage. We have clients here that we massage all the way up to the day they go into labor lol! As long as there are no complications, everything is fine. But like I said, every state is different. Just odd I guess lol. Too bad you didn't live in ohio!

Sammy: I'm sorry...((HUGS)). I just find it odd that he up and started acting like that. Don't take ttc completely off your list. In time you will find someone and have many babies running around! As for some people in this world, yes it can be a pretty screwed up place but with our children, we just raise them to the best of our ability and help them make the right decisions and support them on their life journey. All the best to you :-)
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1460967 tn?1512401138
Just an update! I'm 8 wks 4 days ultrasound looked great yesterday hr 173! Got home last night and started spotting :( before I knew it, it was a full flow alot of dark maroon colored bleeding! Went back to Dr this am pelvic exam had alot of blood so they decided to repeat scan baby still perfect hr 169! But now I have a subchrionic hemorrhage!  I don't understand why It was not there yesterday? So I'm on bedrest for a week and will be monitored weekly till bleeding stops! What causes this? Did I do something to cause it?
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Hi, Have no idea, what is subchrionic hemorrhage! Did doc explained anything? Y it happens?? Praying for you, you take rest completely......sleep all day.....dont do anythign okay...take care
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255732 tn?1318517822
My goodness it has been forever since I have logged into Medhelp. I've just been super busy!

How is everyone doing?

Conner will be 7 months the 17th, I never realized how fast they grow :( it makes me sad! He's a big boy, weighing 19 lbs 2 ozs and 27 inches long! But after all the scares while I was pregnant concerning his brain and heart everything is fine and he's a healthy baby!!

As for myself I have been doing great! We got a HUGE surprise this past Saturday, I'm pregnant!!! After all these years and all the fertility stuff with Conner and boom it happens just like that!?! We are really excited just nervous with my history of loses. But my Ob did put me on Progesterone since I was on that with Conner. My estimated due date is Oct 2nd!

I hope this finds you all well and I'm going to have to check in more often!
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255732 tn?1318517822
Uploaded a few recent pics of Conner if you wanna take a look <3
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478429 tn?1265244387
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! 37wks!!!! C-section February 14th!
Guesito: BFP!!! 30wks!!!
krichar: BFP!!!! 17wks!!!!  
Luvkayln: BFP!!! 12wks!!!
mlward3: BFP!!! 8wks!!
rachjas: BFP!!! 8wks!!!
ad_06: BFP!!! EDD Oct. 2nd!!! Are you 6wks?

Bfromthed: 17DPO 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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mlward: I too don't know what the hemorrhage is. Did the doc explain it to you at all? Just rest as much as possible and drink plenty of water. Keep your butt in bed lol!!! How are you feeling otherwise?

Ad: OMGosh!!! What a suprise!! Are you around 6wks then? Congratulations :-D How are you feeling?
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255732 tn?1318517822
Yeah around 6 weeks...the dr said between 4-6, but with may calculations 6 weeks today! I feel pretty good...Just tired, but that is expected! It really was a TOTAL surprise!! lol
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982214 tn?1471454781
I had my first OB appointment yesterday. It as more of a meet and greet. They weighed me, checked my blood pressure and booked my next u/s. We didn't use the Doppler or measure, she just asked my concerns and I brought up my racing heart. She said I was high risk because of my age and the fact it was ivf, never mind my 2 losses. SO she said they will watch me closely for diabetes and high blood pressure. We booked my next u/s for 2 weeks from now ( feb. 18) hopefully baby will cooperate and we will find out the sex.... So excited!

Guesito- how are you doing? Haven't heard from you in awhile and just wanted to make sure baby is staying put! Have you been resting lots?

Luvkayln- 12 weeks already...? Time sure flies for everyone else but me, lol! I know I am progressing at the same speed but it feels like it is dragging for me... Lol!
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krichar- Sound like your appointment went great! You are going to be finding out the gender sooo soon!

ad_06- That is AWESOME news!

AFM- We meet with Baby C's BM again this past week. It went amazing as always! Still haven't heard from the courts about a date yet... grr! Our third ultrasound is Monday! I will update ASAP!
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krichar- Im doing ok, contractions have slowed down to 1-2 a day. I go back to OB on fri 2/11 and my baby shower is on 2/19...


sammy- All i can say is sometimes men deal with all this a little different than we do...hope everything gets better for you even if that means starting all over again. wish you the best. (((hugs)))
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465737 tn?1315754922
I was so nervous! I actually woke up this morning feeling pretty 'normal.' It concerned me.

Baby has grown a ton. I expected to measure 9w; we measure 9w1d. We got to hear the heartbeat again. We didn't get the measurement. Arm and leg buds were present. They we sooo cute to see. We could even see the brain starting to form. I was suprised to see the amniotic sac. Our RE said it will eventually fuse (be as big as the gestational sac). We also go to see the yolk sac again. She would like me to continue the progesterone until 12 weeks and metformin throughout the entire pregnancy. We have offically been released from our RE (we even signed our medical release forms).

Our next appointment is Monday with our OBGYN. We are going to tell some of our family this evening!

I think that I am finally ready to make a pregnancy ticker!
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574521 tn?1313495146
Yey!! awsome news! I too was on metformin and progesterone until 12 weeks pregnant.  congratulaions for seeing your little one. God has been so good to all of us!!
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449498 tn?1338772039
Rachjas- Oh wow, congratulations!!! :) We're all just SO happy for you!!!! You've deserved this for a long time, and you've been double blessed with having your little one at home already and now a little brother or sister for baby C!!! Yay!!!! :)  
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1345697 tn?1430619021
Made it to 38 weeks. Appointments yesterday were good. I'm less than 1 centimeter dilated. I go back Wednesday for a full work up. If anything has changed, we meet baby then. Otherwise, we are set for c-section on Valentine's day!  I cannot believe that after everything we went through, we are finally here. Less than one week away from meeting my little love bug. Prayers to all of you for healthy, happy pregnancies.
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574521 tn?1313495146
;) so happy for you!!! please post asap on Wed
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574521 tn?1313495146
off to my 32 wk check up...  Have had the worst hearburn and backache and havent beeen able to sleep. I have tried everything sleeping with many pillows sitting up, tums, nothing works;( not complaining though it will be all worth it....have a nice day ladies!  my bump is just a bit bigger keep in mind i had a tummy tuck in 2009 so dr says this my stomach and muscles where so tight this is like having 1st baby.  so i wont get too big. Dr says its all ok they just dont stretch as much... I do have to admit its been so painful in the tummy tuck insition.... ok ladies gotta run!! have an awsome day!
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291233 tn?1347297526
I'm so glad to see your name on the list!  You have waited a long time and deserve it very much!

ad- Back on the list!  Wow.  What a wonderful surprise.  

luvkayln- Happy 2nd trimester.  I hope you are feeling wonderful.  I can't wait to hear if it's another girl...or maybe a boy.  How are you and Sean doing?

Guesito- Good luck at your appointment!  And don't worry you are allowed to complain you are uncomfortable.  After all you are having a baby!  It's not an easy task.  I was miserable when I was pregnant.  We understand.  

Mommyin10 has been quiet.  Anyone heard from her?

My baby girl will be a year old in no time.  I can't believe it.  I really wanted to start trying again after that.  I guess another few months of paychecks coming in from DH would be best though.  I guess we'll see.  Maybe I'll get a clomid script at my yearly in May.  That's only 3 months away!
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Guesito- like sbumebeeo said, it's ok! We are here for you and if you are miserable let it out... Lol! I haven't had a goodnights sleep since I was found out I was pregnant. We went through so much to get here it feels wrong to complain about anything, like we aren't grateful....I hear you on that! But I know you are, as am I, but we are allowed to be uncomfortable and complain about it! :)

Rachjas0623- I am so excited for you!! I can't even put it into words. I check in on your blog every now and then and it amazes me! To go through so much and be blessed twice! What a real miracle!

Afm- nothing really to update... Just truckin along! 17w6d almost 18, woo hoo! Detailed scan still in a week ( the 18th) very excited to see if we can see the sex. I still think (and dream every night) it is a boy. I will be blown away if it is a girl! I don't care either way... When we started this journey 9 years ago we wanted a girl, and when we started fertility treatments that is what we prayed for. But after 2 losses I will take whatever!
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574521 tn?1313495146
Hi ladies, my 32 wk appt went good besides testing pos for a Bladder infection. Babys Hb 159, BP & sugar where good.  my belly measured accordingly.  I was prescribed Pepcid AC and thankfully i was able to eat and sleep HEartburn free. My back is still killing me ;(.... well Im now weekly so next appt 2/17. Dr said NST test every week due to Gestational DIabetes. Anyone ever had this type of test? Im just a bit nervous about it.
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Krichar- I hear you we wanted a boy but after 9 yrs of ttc a girl is just awsome we are  blessed!

sbumb- Yes, im not having the greatest time I cant even sleep at night its either my back or heartburn....  thanks but letting me vent =)
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1345697 tn?1430619021
Scheduled for delivery at 7:30 a.m. TOMORROW! I finally get to meet my little love bug, and on Valentine's Day no less! So thankful for all of the well wishes and support these past 9 months. Such amazing women here.
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