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Calling All 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: 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
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: BFP!!! 39 Weeks with Shelby Rachel! Scheduled C Section 4/1!
Help4baby:  32 Weeks with Twins!
kmcarino: BFP!!! 28 weeks with a healthy BOY!!! Appt 3/31 & glucose test
ad_06: BFP!!! 22 weeks!!!  u/s Thursday!
Michelleinhawaii: BFP!!! Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Waiting for an update:
Candie    
Hannah
pyar

Guesito: Tubal Reversal soon
Lina: Taking a break
Sammy_J: Taking a break
mrspace: Taking a break

Rachjas:  CD5 (starting bcps)
Keyan:  CD7
BabyMadd: CD14
nino7: CD26
jmh2005:  CD28
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CD1. Its spotting so I guess this called CD1. I don't know if I will have another light period this month.

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This was posted in FF and its so true so i thought i would share x

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning? The excitement. The looking of baby clothes & nursery stuff. Smiling at other PG women knowing it will be you soon. Feeling all giddy at the end of your 2WW and getting excited about seeing those 2 lines.

Then 1 cycle turned into 2. Then 3 and 4 and 10. Then a year passes and you start to FREAK out about how long it's taking. You tell yourself it's ok because it takes the average couple a year.

Then for some of us it turns into a year and a half, and 2 years and at this point you are probably seeking medical advice. The excitement of TTC has turned into needles, and tests, and more needles, and more tests. Frustrating, fights between you and your DH, fights with your doctor, fights with yourself. You start skipping birthday parties and baby showers, avoid places where you know a lot of preggos will be, sprint past the baby section of target so you dont have a breakdown right there. Instead of figuring out a way to afford your child's college fund, you are trying to figure out how to afford IUI or IVF or adoption. At some point reality hits. You realize it isn't going to be easy like you thought it was. You realize, unlike every other woman/couple you have ever known in your entire life, you are not like them. This is going to be a constant struggle. Pain you have to live with every single day. And not even your DH really understands. Not your friends, or your parents, or your siblings or any distant relative you can think of.

I miss the beginning
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299260 tn?1304216105
Oh, I love tge Moses basket idea! How cute would that be?! :) Now I wish I had one so I could do their announcements in one! Haha :) I couldn't get the pics done yesterday, but will try today while dh is working. My parents are coming to visit, so maybe they'll help ;)
I was in the hospital for 3 days, but they don't count the day of your c section. Mine was at 12:15 a.m. Thurs, so I was there Fri-Sun and was discharged Mon evening. It may depend on your insurance, too. You could call ahead of time to find out. I would bring Shelby an outfit to wear home (two in case she dirties one), plus a hat & blanket to keep warm. You can drape a blanket over her car seat too.  It will most definitely be a Happy Easter for you!!! :)
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299260 tn?1304216105
Leighanne: 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
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: BFP!!! 39 Weeks with Shelby Rachel! C Section THURSDAY!!!
Help4baby:  32 Weeks with Twins!
kmcarino: BFP!!! 28 weeks with a healthy BOY!!! Appt Wed & glucose test
ad_06: BFP!!! 22 weeks with Conner Jamison!!! :) Appt 4/6
Michelleinhawaii: BFP!!! Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Waiting for an update:
Candie    
Hannah
pyar

Guesito: Tubal Reversal?
Lina: Taking a break  
mrspace: Taking a break

Sammy_J: Day 7 of stims. IUI this week!
Rachjas:  CD9 (single embryo transfer)
Keyan:  CD11
BabyMadd: CD18
nino7: CD30
jmh2005:  CD32
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mommyin10-  Yay for the announcements!  I can't wait to see them.  I just know  they will be  adorable.  You have  been sooo busy but still making time to do them.  You are a  great mommy.  :)  Three  more days for me and she's  on her  way.  This crazy Ohio weather is making me nuts!  Yesterday it was 34 degrees, today 47 and on Thursday it could be 58... or  it could snow by the time we get discharged.  WHO KNOWS!  I feel  like I need to pack her everything.  LOL  I'm sure that they will just think I am a new worried mom.  The first of many times I am sure.  If I go in on Thursday then do you think I will be discharged on Sunday morning or Saturday?  Sunday would be 72 hours and the doctor said I would be in for  about 3 days.  Happy Easter!  I should  have gotten one  of  those moses baskets and put Easter grass in the bottom to bring  her home in LOL.  That would be so cute.  XOXO

Have a good night.
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878702 tn?1315099521
Hope every one is doing good. I see all the pretty babies pics :)

I m having sore  inner thigh and pain from last night it seems like I ran miles. Do i have to worry or it is normal?

I want to correct my progress week : I m 32 weeks and counting with twins :)



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342988 tn?1299782356
hey ladies- check out jaedyns new pis to see how much he has grown.
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Its good to be back on the train with y'all :) Thanks again mommyin10 for updating so regularly.

I went for my 1st acupuncture session. He put the needles in different spots in my lower legs, up to the knees. It didnt hurt at all but after 15 minutes of having the needles I felt weak and dizzy, as if I was going to faint. He took the needles out right away and later told me its a good sign as my body is reacting and adjusting to the treatment... anyone else have something like this?

Also had first ultrasound on day 6 of stims. Uterus looked good but no follies seen yet. Usually my follies get big enough to be seen on day 8, so lets see what tomorrow brings.

Hugs and SSBD
Sam
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255732 tn?1318517822
Yes it was very cool that my parents were able to share the joy with DH and I! I just thought it would be very nice to invite them along. Given the fact that back in the day they never got to see a real u/s being done. It was a great experience for them! :)

Conner's u/s pic is adorable =D I look at it everyday!! I am just so thankful to be blessed!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!
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299260 tn?1304216105
Leighanne: 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
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: BFP!!! 39 Weeks with Shelby Rachel! Scheduled C Section THURSDAY!!!
Help4baby:  33 Weeks with Twins!
kmcarino: BFP!!! 28 weeks with a healthy BOY!!! Appt Wed & glucose test
ad_06: BFP!!! 22 weeks with Conner Jamison!!! :) Appt 4/6
Michelleinhawaii: BFP!!! Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Waiting for an update:
Candie    
Hannah
pyar

Guesito: Tubal Reversal?
Lina: Taking a break  
mrspace: Taking a break

Sammy_J: Day 6 of stims. IUI next week!
Rachjas:  CD8 (planning a single embryo transfer)
Keyan:  CD10
BabyMadd: CD17
nino7: CD29
jmh2005:  CD31
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Sbumblebeeo: Thanks for letting us know about AuntDD!!! I'm so happy for her :) Yes, could be your plug slowly coming out. That happened to me a little over a week prior. The "bloody show" didn't happen til my water broke & it was still a very small amount. The countdown is on! Yes, definitely try to update from the hospital :) I was able to with my phone. It all depends on how you're feeling & when you have a free moment from the nurses & visitors! :) I'm sorry for your brother.  Yes, it does take time to heal. He'll remember you were there for him when he needed you... We're going to try to take pics today for our announcements, finally! We may do Easter card/announcements. We'll see how it goes.
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291233 tn?1347297526
mommyin10- I'm ok I guess.  Still in a lot of pain daily.  I can't wait until Thursday.  These next 5 days are going to be long.  If I make it that long.  I went potty today (TMI) and there were little extra bites when I wipped.  I imagine it is part of my plug coming out.  No blood yet though.  We'll see.  The funeral was today... it was very sad.  To see my brother cry reminds me of him being a little boy and he's not.  He's a grown man but I just can't see that when I look in his eyes full of hurt and pain.  I wish I could make it better but nothing but time will heal this wound.  Thanks for asking though.  I hope you are well and the babies are letting you sleep some.  I plan to bring my laptop to the hospital with my evdo card.  We'll see if I can get pictures posted... we'll see....

Is it Weds yet?????????  LOL

If anyone knows AuntDD she just got a BFP after a  looooonnnnnngggggggg wait.  I'm super excited for her.  :)
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299260 tn?1304216105
Leighanne: 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
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: BFP!!! 39 Weeks with Shelby Rachel! Scheduled C Section THURSDAY!!!
Help4baby:  33 Weeks with Twins!
kmcarino: BFP!!! 28 weeks with a healthy BOY!!! Appt Wed & glucose test
ad_06: BFP!!! 22 weeks with Conner Jamison!!! :) Appt 4/6
Michelleinhawaii: BFP!!! Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Waiting for an update:
Candie    
Hannah
pyar

Guesito: Tubal Reversal?
Lina: Taking a break  
mrspace: Taking a break

Sammy_J: Day 5 of stims. IUI next week!
Rachjas:  CD7 (planning a single embryo transfer)
Keyan:  CD9
BabyMadd: CD16
nino7: CD28
jmh2005:  CD30
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Sammy_J: Welcome back! Sounds like a great plan! :) hey, I never mentioned this, but I ate SO much pineapple last summer when I got pregnant! I mean, I seriously couldn't get enough after my bfp! That was my first real craving & then in my 2nd trimester, I couldn't stand the thought of it! ;) Best wishes!!!

Ad_06: How cool that your parents were with you! I'm sure they're so excited :) Yes, Conner's pic is incredibly handsome! I'm sure you study it all the time. I look back at a couple of our u/s pics & I'm amazed at how much they actually look like our babies now :) I know it's still scary, but I believe you'll do everything you can to keep your little boy growing big & healthy :) Enjoy your weekend!

Sbumblebeeo: OMG! Your c section is next Thursday!!! I'm so excited for you :) How are you feeling??
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1117711 tn?1296827938
Ladies, I'm back!! :)

Started stims for my 4th IUI. Doing acupuncture also, taking baby aspirin and plan to take lots of pineapple and pineapple juice to improve my implantation. IUI should be around 3/4 April, depending ofn follicle growth. First ultrasound is tonight but its only day 5 of stims so I dont expect much. Usually we see goo sized follies by day 10...

Hope you all are well. Hugs,
Sam.
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255732 tn?1318517822
Thanks....My parents went with us, so we went out to eat after the u/s. Being off bedrest is great.....but I am still scared! My Ob is off next week, so she wants me to come back on the 6th to make sure I am stable. I know I could just stare at his profile pic all day long =D

Hope you ladies have a great weekend!
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342988 tn?1299782356
hey ladies i posted some new pictures of jaedyn and the family.
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342988 tn?1299782356
mommy- ricky is the exact amount that jaedyn was born at.  they are growing so well.
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299260 tn?1304216105
I almost forgot to update from our babies' appt yesterday. Everything looked great & Ricky gained over 1 pound in a week!!! He's now 6 lbs, 13 oz. I can't believe he's almost 7 pounds :) Lil sis tried to catch up, but she's still a bit behind ;) She gained 11 oz! She's now 5 lbs, 12 oz!!! They're growing so fast.
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299260 tn?1304216105
Leighanne: 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
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: BFP!!! 39 Weeks with Shelby Rachel! Scheduled C Section 4/1!
Help4baby:  32 Weeks with Twins!
kmcarino: BFP!!! 28 weeks with a healthy BOY!!! Appt 3/31 & glucose test
ad_06: BFP!!! 22 weeks with Conner Jamison!!! :)
Michelleinhawaii: BFP!!! Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Waiting for an update:
Candie    
Hannah
pyar

Guesito: Tubal Reversal soon
Lina: Taking a break
Sammy_J: Taking a break
mrspace: Taking a break

Rachjas:  CD6 (starting bcps)
Keyan:  CD8
BabyMadd: CD15
nino7: CD27
jmh2005:  CD29
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ad_06: OMG! Big congrats to you!!! I'm so excited to hear about Conner Jamison :) His u/s pic is just perfect :) I absolutely adore my little boy & I know you will too! When is your next appt? I'm glad you're off bedrest. Were you able to celebrate?! :)
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255732 tn?1318517822
Thanks!!! I got my pics uploaded!
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291233 tn?1347297526
Yay!  I'm so happy for you.  A little boy... That is just great and I love Conner.  
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255732 tn?1318517822
Thanks girls! We are having a ............................BOY!!! Conner Jamison!!! I will post u/s pics later =D
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465737 tn?1315754922
Wow! Your process is much different from mine.

So far:
1. go to an orientation
2. fill out big packet of information (autobiograhpys, fingerprints, physicals, fire inspection, finanical statement, etc...)
3. attend a baby CPR class
4. complete homestudy education classes

Working on;
1. our adoption profile (this is what potentail birth parents look at)
2. homestudy interviews with a social worker
3. attend a baby basics class

We we get the final 3 complete... we will be put on the waitlist...
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Good morning :)  So, I wanted to start a new thread, but didn't have time to post.  Yesterday was busy & then last night was, well, busier!  I never thought I'd function so well in the morning after 3 hours sleep ;)  Poor Ricky was up crying from the time I fed him at 11:00 p.m. (he was fine til I finished with Ava) until his 2:00 a.m. feeding...  So, needless to say, I stayed up "trying" to console him til daddy took over at 2:00...  Then I was woken up by poor Ava at 4:00 a.m.  They are eating so much, 3 oz every 3 hours, but they still wake up early and are still hungry!  Ava is growing so much, catching up to her brother!  They have an appt with their pediatrician today & we're anxious to find out how much they've gained since last week!  We'll be amazed if she's close to 6 pounds :)  I placed Ava in Ricky's crib yesterday & took a few pics!  I uploaded them this morning :)

ad_06:  Congrats on an awesome appt the other day!  That's great news & I can imagine how relieved you are :)  It's good, like you said, to still take it easy, especially because you're so early.  Like me, you've been given a wake-up call or warning to stay off your feet as much as possible ;)  Allow yourself to rest during your work day & lay down when you get home.  I know you'll do whatever you can for your little one & I have no doubt he/she will be perfectly healthy! :)  I'm excited to read your update later today!!!  I hope you find out if you're having a boy or a girl!!! =)  What are your names again that you and dh picked out?  Good luck today!

sbumblebeeo:  I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother's grandfather! :(  I know this is a tough time for you & I'm sure your brother appreciates you being there for him.  i can't believe you've only got 1 week to go at the most!!!  This is so exciting & I can't wait to hear all about little Shelby!  =)  How are you feeling?  Your gift to your mom sounds absolutely perfect!  What a great idea =)  I can imagine how happy she will be to open it up as her granddaughter is being born.

keyan:  I totally understand you not wanting to take pain pills, etc.  I was the same way.  When I had an appt with the genetic counselor, she asked what kind of meds I had taken & I remember she laughed when I said I had taken 3 Tylenol throughout my pregnancy (I was approx 6 months). The one you're taking sounds like it comes with a good recommendation, so long as you stop it around O time.  
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291233 tn?1347297526
I'm waiting for an update!  Enjoy!  I hope you get to see the goods too.  :)  That is so exciting!!!  
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