IVF Grads: Mommies After IVF - Post about your babies here! (#2)

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IVF Grads: Mommies After IVF - Post about your babies here! (#2)

Hi ladies!

Unfortunately due to the load times involved affecting members who are still on dial-up, the maximum number of posts allowed per thread has been set at 1000. This was increased from the previous 500 posts/thread limit in July. Due to this, I have locked your previous thread and have started/stickied this thread in it's place to allow you to continue.

You can still view the previous thread here.

This is the new thread for all of our mommies to post about your babies!


*78 BEAUTIFUL BABIES AND COUNTING!!!*

Heather/HeatherAnn817
[COLOR=blue]Gerald Charles (Trey) - September 4, 2005 [/COLOR]and
Isabella Christine (Bella) - September 4, 2005

Heather/Pleasants Wife
Ashton Lee - January 21, 2006
6 lbs 15 oz

Lynn/Lynn234
Emma - April 8, 2006
6 lbs 14 oz

Sarah/Anders0n
Myles - May 26, 2006 and
[COLOR=magenta]Keilidh - May 26, 2006[/COLOR]

Marian/Quiet Storm
Shiloh - June 30, 2006

Kristyn/Christmasbaby
Madalyne Margaret - October 13, 2006 5 lbs 4 oz and
Anthony Elia - October 13, 2006 5 lbs 3 oz

Jen/msjen
Connor Michael - October 22, 2006
8 lbs 10 oz

Jen/Brady77
Sean Patrick - October 24, 2006 6 lbs 7 oz and
Emma Jane - October 24, 2006 6 lbs 4 oz

Vanessa/Vanaus
William - November 16, 2006 7 lbs 9.5 oz and
[COLOR=magenta]Monique - November 16, 2006 7 lbs[/COLOR]

Wendy/wendyandphil
Savanna Michelle - November 17, 2006
7 lbs 15 oz

Wendy/wfrankon
Jack Alexander - November 30, 2006 4 lbs 13 oz and
Greta Anne - November 30, 2006 4 lbs 3 oz

Liz/Lizbaby1
[COLOR=magenta]Hannah - December 20, 2006 5 lbs 3 oz [/COLOR]and
Matthew - December 20, 2006 5 lbs 5 oz

Shell/irisheyes467
Teagan Rose - December 29, 2006
8 lbs 8 oz

Tammy/schoolgirl2
Jake Thomas - January 3, 2007 6 lbs 4 oz and
Anderson James - January 3, 2007 6 lbs 7 oz

Cheryl/Shortee77
Gianna Jeannine - January 9, 2007

Rachel/rachelrose1
Adam Joseph - January 18, 2007
7 lbs 2 oz

Augusta/Augusta26
Gabriel Richard - April 24, 2007
9 lbs 3 oz

Andi/AndiSings
Julia Siobhan - July 1, 2007
5 lbs 14 oz

Amy/Spryght
Elizabeth Danielle - August 2, 2007
7 lbs 3 oz

Jill/Military Mom
Ariana Petrece - September 25, 2007

Jen/Akyrah
Rebecca Bailey - November 18, 2007
7 lbs 8 oz

Michelle/michou
Carmaine Aline - November 30, 2007 4 lbs 13 oz[COLOR=black] and [/COLOR]
Nena Eleanor - November 30, 2007 4 lbs 6 oz

Andrea/annierose
Mina Catherine - December 29, 2007

Kelly/kellbelle
Miley - January 23, 2008 3 lbs 5 oz and
Irelyn - January 23, 2008 3 lbs 4 oz

Emily/oimiloy
Sophia Jean - February 25, 2008
9 lbs 11 oz

Allison/al92109
Owen Max - March 2, 2008
8 lbs 7 oz

Amy/Buffalo Gal
Andrew Francis - March 26, 2008
3 lbs 1 oz

Holly/hollyloo
Alexander George (Alex) - June 9, 2008
[COLOR=blue]5 lbs 14 oz [/COLOR]
and
Maxwell Murphy (Max) - June 9, 2008
5 lbs 3 oz

[SIZE=3]Kim/HawkIgirl [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Isaac Matthew - June 23, 2008[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]3 lbs 3 oz[/SIZE]

Christi/Cali26
Jake ~ June 23, 2008
7 lbs 9 oz

Jo/Geohde
Baby Girl - July 26, 2008
and
Baby Girl - July 26, 2008

Ami/Amy28639
Tiki Yorshikazu - July 30, 2008
6 lbs 12 oz
and
Kale Robert - July 30, 2008
6 lbs 3 oz

Melissa/Masarp
Evan Marshall - August 14, 2008
5 lbs 7 oz
and
Taylor Lee - August 14, 2008
5 lbs 9 oz

Nicole/nicolope
Logan William - August 21, 2008
and
Maygan Jean - August 21, 2008
and
Ryleigh Rose - August 21, 2008

Tracy/TracyV
Rowan Grace - September 16, 2008
6 lbs 12 oz
and
Evan Edward - September 16, 2008
6 lbs 9 oz

Lisa/lilyjo99
Brewer Walsh - October 10, 2008
6 lbs 7 oz
and
Bonham Frazier - October 10, 2008
6 lbs 5 oz

Jen/msjen
Evan Joseph - October 19, 2008
10 lbs 10 oz

Chris/isabellabambina
Seth Alexander - October 27, 2008
6 lbs 8 oz

Jenn/jenn0113
Deacon - November 11, 2008

Rose/babyzoe
Adam - December 1, 2008
7 lbs 15 oz

Joy/joysiloo
Daphne Jo - December 29, 2008
5 lbs 8 oz

[SIZE=3]Geeta/aai2008 [/SIZE]
[COLOR=magenta]Aditi - January 3, 2009 [/COLOR]
[COLOR=magenta]6 lbs[/COLOR]

Bridget/rowdy
Mackenzie - January 6, 2009
4 lbs 1 oz
and
Benjamin - January 6, 2009
4 lbs 11 oz
and
Jacob - January 6, 2009
4 lbs 2 oz

Allison/allycatf
Palmer Redick - January 18, 2009
2.74 lbs
and
Evan Marie - January 18, 2009
2.5 lbs
and
Reagan Keith - January 18, 2009
2.5 lbs

Nicol/tiekabell
Levi Trevor - March 11, 2009
7 lbs 13 oz

Mamimo/mamimo
Megan - May 27, 2009
5 lbs

Shortee77/ Cheryl
Leah Marie - June 8th, 2009

Mandie565/Mandie
Joey - June 12, 2009

Pryncess30/ Tiffani
Preston 6lbs 5oz ~ June 16, 2009
Truman 5lbs 15oz ~ June 16, 2009

Paciencia/Stacey
Cosette Alegria 4lbs 6oz ~ July 8, 2009
Kiana Denise 3lbs 11oz ~ July 8, 2009

Waitingforanangel
Chelsea ~ August 28, 2009

Festivity/Lisa
Vann Cosmo 8lbs 5oz~ September 29, 2009

Viahera/Brenda
Lexie Grace ~ 7lbs 3oz - Oct 7, 2009

Finnbarella/Julie
Abigail Elizabeth Grace ~ 6lbs 14oz - November 4, 2009
[COLOR=Black]
Heather/Heatherbella
[/COLOR]
Kennedy Adelaide - 7lbs 4oz -
January 26, 2010

[COLOR=black]
Tamika/HopefulT
[COLOR=Magenta]Feb 8,2010
Laydon -
[/COLOR][/COLOR]
3lbs 7oz
London - 4lbs 13oz

[COLOR=Black]Melissa/Randy'sGirl79
[/COLOR]Kamryn Faith...November 25, 2009...6lb 3oz

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~Marla

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Thanks Marla! I never even noticed that we were over the 1000 post count limit. Oops Smile

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I love seeing the *68 babies and counting* it makes me smile!

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Em, I was thinking the same thing while I was scrolling down. Congrats on your new bean, so happy for you. HH9M! Love the new siggy:-)

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Thanks! I'm pretty happy to have that ticker in my sig! Lol

How's everything in your world going?

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Everything is great here. I am now a SAHM which I just love. It gets a tad repeative but I'm a scheduled kinda girl, so that's works out. We are in the process of potty training Gianna so there is a lot of pee on my floors....sigh. Leah is almost 5 months old and already has two teeth. She is amazing and I just love having a baby in the house again. How is S doing?

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I am still trying to potty train these two! they don't want anything to do with it. The pediatrician told me that was normal and not to make a big deal about it or they would only resist more. So I am letting them do it on their terms. Of course I am tired of changing diapers, but what can I do.

Congrats Em! That is really exciting! I'm so jealous of people being preggo and having new babies! But we're done. I won't go through IVF again and these guys keep me busy enough.

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wow, potty training scares me!! Sophia is 20 months, I'm going to wait to closer to her 2nd birthday to try, it will be summer then. Good luck!

We had decided that if neither of the 2 embryos that we got this cycle didn't take that it would be the end of IVF for us. It just took so very much out of me physically and emotionally. It was a very testing cycle on me, especially the terrible OHSS that I had/still have.

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"oimiloy" wrote:

wow, potty training scares me!! Sophia is 20 months, I'm going to wait to closer to her 2nd birthday to try, it will be summer then. Good luck!

We had decided that if neither of the 2 embryos that we got this cycle didn't take that it would be the end of IVF for us. It just took so very much out of me physically and emotionally. It was a very testing cycle on me, especially the terrible OHSS that I had/still have.

Wow - I can't believe how much Sophia looks like you in your siggie picture! So cute!!!

We feel the same way - if our frozen embryos don't result in a pg we are done with IVF. It was too hard on me emotionally and physically (with OHSS).

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"oimiloy" wrote:

I love seeing the *68 babies and counting* it makes me smile!

It's now 76 Smile

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"Breen31806" wrote:

It's now 76 Smile

:thewave:

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Kebrina and Jenn,

thanks for updating this list! It's great to see all the recent additions!

I just wanted to add that Lexie has an 'e' at the end and that she was 7lbs 3oz at birth.

sorry to be picky! Smile

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"viahera" wrote:

Kebrina and Jenn,

thanks for updating this list! It's great to see all the recent additions!

I just wanted to add that Lexie has an 'e' at the end and that she was 7lbs 3oz at birth.

sorry to be picky! Smile

All fixed. Smile I got her date from stalking and figured you'd update us with weight Smile

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All the updates are courtesy of Kebrina - she is amazing me with her mad updating skillz Smile

Ok ladies - Deacon just had his 1st bday party yesterday...his birthday is this Wednesday :eek: I am just so shocked how fast time goes by. He is so amazing and makes every day wonderful. Here are some party pics if you are interested.

PARTY PICTURES

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Happy Birthday Deacon! Looks like a great party!

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Great pics, Jenn! What an original theme for a party! Deacon looks like he had a blast! TFS!

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Just wanted to update that I had baby Abby last Wednesday! She was born on 11/4 at 4:36 pm via c-section. She weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 21 inches long. After a few days in the NICU all is well and we are home. What an amazing journey...

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Congrats Julie! She looks beautiful!!!

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Jenn I can't believe Deacon is already one! It goes even faster the next few years so savor every moment! I still can't believe my babies are 3. They are changing so much I just want time to stop!

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Congrats Julie! She looks beautiful. Hope you and Abby are doing well.

Jenn, that is one cute boy you have! The party theme is adorable.

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Congratulations Julie!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of her!!!

Today is Deacon's first birthday :eek: I know time flies and I know it will just get faster and faster.

Jen - I can't believe your LOs are 3 either. I remember seeing them as babies. They are sooooooo adorable!!!!

Heather - Thank you - I agree, he is cute Blum 3

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Congratulations Julie!! I am sooo happy for you guys!! Please KUP with more pics if you get a chance!

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Congrats Julie! I hope you are healing well. Enjoy her!

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Congrats Em!!!

Kabrina! OMG awesome on the embryo adoption! Fingers crossed for you!!

Seth, like Deacon, also just turned one! My little love!!!

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Chris ~ I can't believe Seth is one already! Thanks!

Jenn ~ you too.

Deacon and Seth are such adorable little men.

Julie ~ congrats on baby Abby...She is so cute.

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Wow everyone seems to be doing so great. Leah is doing so great and I can't believe Gianna will be 3 in like 6 weeks. We are actually doing great with the potty training, FINALLY. She went all day today and even wore her panties to nap. She got up dry and went right to the toilet. Of course we still have our pee on the floor days but we're getting there.

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Hey everyone, I haven't had a chance to catch up with the other IVF mamas here yet -- Cheryl, I can't believe Gianna will be 3 soon!!! And same for your little ones, Jen (Brady)!! Wow, time flies. I have to find a way to post pics directly on here... it's been years since I've done that, so if you all have a hint, let me know.

Julia is 2 years, 4 months now, and we're very slowly working on potty training. We may try a little more active approach over Thanksgiving, since DH and I and family will be around to help her out. Right now she's going to daycare 3 days/week so I can work on my PhD dissertation, but I may need to bump that up to 4 days if I want to graduate by spring. She does like it there, though some days she still says, "No school, mommy, I want to stay home."

I joined a first-time moms group through my birth center a few weeks after Julia was born, and we all bonded so well that we all still see each other nearly every week. It's part playgroup, part mom's group. But with five moms, four of which have by now had their second babies, it gets to be a raucous gathering. None of them have dealt with IVF themselves, they all just got pg naturally. So it's been interesting seeing them one-by-one get pregnant and deliver their second babies, while with us it's a much different process. I told them last week that we were going ahead with using our one frozen embryo, and they're all very excited and also very curious about the process. But I'm glad I have them for support this time around, because when I got pg with Julia we kept everything so secret throughout most of the process, and it was a very lonely time.

It does amaze me, though, how quickly I forgot about the IVF ordeal once I got pg, let alone once I had Julia in my arms! It's been interesting to feel the excitement and nervousness that comes up since I've been going back to the IVF clinic to start this round. I do hope that this time around it'll be much less difficult than it was when we conceived Julia.

Anyway, just wondered if anyone who's had more than one child with IVF (or is trying for their second after IVF) can relate in a way...

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Emma just finally potty trained. As hard as it was waiting for her to be FINALLY ready, it was so much easier because she really did it herself. No accidents, just started wearing panties and that's it. Now we wait for Sean! Now that could be awhile LOL! He just isn't aware of when he has to go. But now that she is all done, I can move on to him.

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I should check this thread more often. Julie- congratulations!

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My second IVF was a tad easier but still full of the same fears that "what if it doesn't work?". Having Gianna really helped keep my mind off of it most of the time, that was so great. Good luck with IVF #2. Very exciting!

Gianna still sleeps in a pull up but at least she knows when she has to go during the day. If she pees in her panties, she gets time out for two minutes then we put a new pair on.....this is very rare these days though. Going #2 is still a challenge, it all depends if she wants to go on the potty or not.

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Hi girls!!! Congratulations Julie!!! I am so happy for you!

I can't believe how fast all our little ones are growing! It's hard to believe the boys are 14 mos already!

I need to update my pic.

Oy - potty training - I don't even want to think about it yet...

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:wavehello: I've been an awful grad member. Sorry! Life has been wonderful for us. Mina is such a joy that I still cry sometimes when I'm snuggling with her because I'm so grateful to have her in my life. I'm excited and nervous about sharing my time with her little sister when she comes in the next 5-9 weeks. I really thought we'd be in the midst of cycling for a sibling right now, but I guess there were other plans. :shock: Good luck to those of you that are trying again!

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Andrea - I know what you mean, sometimes when I am holding Deacon or talking to him I just start to cry. I am still amazed that I have this perfect little human and he is all mine.

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I posted this on the pg mummies thread too.... sorry for cross posting, just wanted everyone to know! Biggrin

Hi all, thought you might like an update!

We are back from our big u/s and have a healthy baby BOY! I've had so many scares throughout this pregnancy and am still labeled 'high-risk miscarriage'. Today was all good news though! Baby boy measuring a few of days ahead, perfect in every way. Placenta is high and well out of the way, cervix is tight shut.



excuse the fuzziness, they are photos of photos!

Sophia came to the scan and was so well behaved. She kept saying "Mummy, baby monkey TV". She thought that the baby looks like a monkey!

Today is a happy day

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Congrats Em! Boys are fun - congrats on your son. Any name ideas?

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Thanks Jenn!

We have a few, but nothing that jumps out at us just yet! We will be using FIL's name as a middle name.

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Congrats, Em! I'm glad Sophia is excited about the baby monkey. Lol

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Andrea - I can't believe you are less than a month away!!!

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Wow...It has been literally about 6 months since Ive even logged onto PO. Congrats Em and I am glad everything is going well. Andrea, not too much longer!!

As for us, Isaac is doing great and pretty much caught up to "normal" 18 month olds. Still a little small, especially when I look at Jens pictures of Deacon! Isaac is 23 lbs right now. And yes, I get teary eyed sometimes with him too. Tentatively talking about an FET sometime this year.

My family life has been a little more stressful. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 2 Ovarian Cancer last summer. She finished chemo in Nov. and goes back Monday for CT scan and blood work to see if anything is left. Very scared about that. I think thats about all. I will have to try to remember to check here more.

Update: Things didn't go so well with my mom's tests. They found 5 new spots of cancer that are non-operable. She will start a trial treatment next week to try to shrink the tumors. This might move up our plans for an FET.

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I just called the lab b/c I was concerned about not getting a bill yet for my frozen embryos. I keep worrying that they destroyed them or something. Anyhow, I talked to the dr in the lab (they are fine) and he told me I have 2 straws left, 2 embryos in each :eek: I was told when I did my transfer 2 years ago that we only had 3 embryos left. He said one straw didn't look good and the other just looked ok.

Even though we don't plan to transfer anytime soon, I feel so emotional. Why didn't I know there were 4? This changes our transfer plans. What if they were to all work? We don't want to destroy them or put them up for adoption, they are our children. I dunno - it may seems silly, but its really freaked me out. (not in a good or bad way)

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I haven't been on here in so long. The holidays really just took me away from another fun. Em, Congrats on having a little boy. That is so very exciting. Gianna just 3 on the 9th. It is crazy to see how much she has grown and how fast it has gone. Feels like just yesterday we were so scared we'd never have biological children. Leah is also growing so fast. She will be 8 months on 2/8. She is trying so hard to crawl. I just love these girls up constantly. I feel so very blessed to have them in my life.

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Tamika (hopefulT)'s Twins are Here!!! (x-post)

Tamika's twin girls were delivered at 34w2d by c-section yesterday (February 8th) at 11:24 am! Laydon weighed in at 3lbs 7oz and London weighed in at 4lbs 13oz. They are both in the NICU for observation but they are breathing on their own. London is on a CPAP machine to help her produce surfactant.

Tamika is doing as well as can be expected. She was diagnosed with pre-e the other day so she's still on a magnesium drip for that. Hopefully she'll be taken off that soon so she can go to the NICU to see her girls. Picture time!

Laydon!

London!

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Thanks Heather! Wow - I was surprised to see this. They are beautiful little girls. I'm praying that everyone gets to go home soon.

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Congrats Tamika!! They are so beautiful. Hoping that everything goes well and that you can update us when u can. Lots of love!

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Congratulations, Tamika! I don't know you, but I'm thrilled for you and your beautiful little girls. Hope you are recovering well!

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BTW - Heather - congratulations on your new LO!

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Heather thanks so much for the update re Tamika! Biggrin Congrats x2!! I am hoping and praying all come home soon! What a journey this has been for her and her husband, now they are blessed with their girls :blob6:

Congrats to you also Heather on the birth of your beautiful girl! Biggrin

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anyone know how Tamika's girls are going?

What is everyone else and their kids up to?

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Hi Em! Thanks for wondering about my girls! They are doing awesome! Growing like little weeds to me LOL. I never really post here bc people dont come here often.

They are scheduled for their shots next week *tear*. I can not believe they are 10 weeks old now. They are smiling and trying to coo a little bit.

I can not believe it is almost time for you to have Marcus! Totally crazy! Time is flying by...well prob not by your standards LOL

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You can add me to the list...
Kamryn Faith...November 25, 2009...6lb 3oz

Please, and thank you Biggrin

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What a cutie she is and Nov is such a great month Wink

I want to share a picture of my growing little IVF miracle:

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