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    My due date was constantly changing. According to my conception date and everything I was supposed to be due on 11/7, but the RE put me at 11/10 and my OB dated me at 11/20 after the first U/S there. We stuck with 11/10 because I knew there was no way I would be at 11/20. My DS ended up arriving on 11/11. I don't think it matters if your LO is IVF or not - he/she decides when they are ready
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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta26 View Post

    Anyone know statistics on IVF babies (singleton) being born +/- days on average for the EDD versus non-IVF babies? You would think IVF babies would be more predictable with actually knowing the conception date. Just curious. I am getting bored with being pregnant, still feeling pretty good, just big and bulky. I will miss my belly when it is gone, though.
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    I thought for sure that my IVF baby would be on time or early since unlike natural pregnancies, we are positive on our dates. Well... My DD was a FET baby born 2 WEEKS after her due date and finally being induced.
    I was adamant that i didn't want to be induced & my midwife was fine with it, but I was done after 42 weeks.
    Also FWIW - they say that the average pregnancy is 40 weeks, meaning 38-42 is the range. I always assumed 42 weeks would apply to someone tha may have been unsure of their cycle. Haa.. Guess i was proven wrong.
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    Fresh Cycle - 2 embies transferred, M/C at 7.5 wks
    FET #1 & #2 - 3 embies transferred both times, one healthy baby each time

    Finally blessed after 4 years of TTC

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    It's so quiet on the IVF board!! No one is cycling and we haven't had any new BFPs lately. Where is everyone!?

    AFM, I'm quietly stalking all of you gals who are a few weeks ahead of me - seems like lots of babies will start popping any day now (Andi?). Everything is going great with me! I'm in the third trimester and although it seems like I've had every symptom possible, I haven't had any complications at all. I only have 10 more weeks til baby gets here!!!
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    Wow, Christi, I cannot believe you are 30 weeks already....time will really fly now! Is your hsower coming up pretty soon? 2nd time moms don't usually get one and so we have to live vicariously through the 1st time moms

    AFM, everyone keeps asking if I am ready to have the baby. Prepared, yes. But I do not want Nickolas born no more than 2 weeks before his due date....I want him nice and healthy...and I don't want to go overdue!! LOL.

    How is everyone planning on birthing? I am about 90% convinced I want to try natural this time (no epidural). I had an epidural with Gabe because he was ballotable and they wold not let me stand and walk in case my water broke and the cord came first...it hurt like he$$ and it was not the peaceful experience friends have told me. I am thinking that natural will hurt like he$$ but in the long run be quicker and more efficient and better for baby and me. What are everyone's thoughts? And please, if this gets controversial, forget I asked!!
    IVF #1: July-2006: Sweet baby boy, G, born April 2007 (3dt of 2)

    FET #1 (from IVF #3): Sweet baby boy, N, born November 2010 (3dt of 2)

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    It's been a while since I logged in this site. It's so nice to see everyone is doing so well.

    Andi ~ Can't wait to read an update soon on your baby.

    Christi ~ 30 weeks?!!! Good job! These 10 weeks will fly by faster than the whole pregnancy.

    Augusta ~ I hope this time around you get the delivery your hoping for. I don't know much about epidurals, aside from what I've heard/read. I've heard that medication-free delivery helps the labor progress faster and more efficiently, and I've also heard that for some people the pain doesn't let them relax and dilate as they should until they get the epidural. It all depends on how you cope with pain.
    In my case, it'll be a c-section. I've talked to so many doctors and they all say that in Florida a twin delivery is an automatic c-section. Also, both babies are still breech (have been this way since 16 weeks) and they don't have the room to change positions.
    I'm doing really well. I stopped working this week, and I've been studying for a certification exam I have next week. It's about 6 hours long, and I have no idea how I'll be able to sit still and without eating for that long. Then, after that I'll be taking it easy for the next couple of weeks until the babies come. I can't believe that I'll be meeting these 2 little miracles so soon (maybe by the end of this month)!!!

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    Hey everyone! Writing from the hospital, we're going home tomorrow (hopefully) after getting a surprise c-section on Wednesday morning. I was overdue by 10 days or so, and the midwives had me take castor oil at 6:30 on Tuesday morning (ugh, ugh, ugh). By 11:30 my contractions started to intensity, and by 2:00 we were at the birth center and 4.5 cm dilated. Labor continued to progress all day and yet by 8 pm I was still at 9 cm, and not moving the baby down at all. At one point I asked the mw, "is it possible this baby's too big to get out?" and she was like, No, come on, you've delivered a baby before, we know you can do it." But two and a half hours later, I was utterly exhausted, we'd been trying everything, and I was barely able to stay on top of the contractions. I was basically sitting in transition for a few hours. Hell. So we went to the hosptial and I managed to hold it together until I got that blessed epi, and they hooked me up to pitocin. All night. And then at 5:00 the next morning, I'm still at 9.5 cm and -2 station, totally unchanged from when we went in. The on-call OB made her own exam and said she felt that the baby was too big -- nice cone head going on, and while he was tolerating the contractions all this time, he was experiencing some decelerations during the peaks of the stronger contractions.

    My midwife (who was so amazing) gave me a choice to keep trying with more pitocin, but did gently encourage the c-section. I had a strange feeling it was going to end that way from when we first arrived at the hospital, and so I was ultimately okay with it. The surgery itself was practically blissful compared to the labor that far, and when my little guy came out, and was weighed, everyone in the room was stunned!

    9 lb 8 oz!! 22 inches.

    Holy $@%%! I did let some four-letter words fly, just out of shock (picture me, pre-preggo weight of 117, 5 feet tall; DH is only 5'8" and 160 lbs).

    So it was clear that kid was not going to come out the usual way, and so I was relieved with the decision we made. We are doing fine here, Liam is an amazing nurser, I'm healing well, all is good. I'll try to post pics when I figure out a way to not make them super huge.


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    Congrats Andi on your large healthy baby boy!! Glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well. Sorry to hear you had such a long labor but am happy to see it all worked out in the end without any complications.

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    Wow Andi - Congrats. Sorry you had to go through all that - sounds exhausting. So crazy how fast the 9mos goes! Wish you all the best with Liam! How's your pain after c/s??

    Christi - OMG - 30 wks already!! I am so excited for you guys. Curious? You gonna have another baby after this one?

    Dani! - Where have you been? I've been checking and checking for your 3hr Glucose results. How'd it go? You feeling good?

    Augusta - Your up next!! I'm not even that big yet but I understand when you say "you'll miss your belly when it's gone". Such an amazing miraculous process we ladies get to experience! KUP!

    Meg! How are you!

    AFM - I'm officially in maternity clothes (pants, anyway). So surreal that I'm at this point. I made my announcement at work this past Monday and had the 2nd half of our ultrascreen on Friday. Everybody's still on board and measuring great - won't get the b/w until end of this week though. I don't feel worried really. I still don't have more of an appetite then my pre-pg norm and have gained 8.5lbs. As long as the los are getting what they need I guess it doesn't matter. Our appointment for the Big Anatomy scan is Nov 5 - can't wait!

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    Aha, Facebook pic links! Here are some photos, then:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...305&id=8224484
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...216&id=8224484
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...0a0&id=8224484
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...905&id=8224484

    Thanks, Christi and Cindy -- I am indeed grateful, and modern medicine has been so much a part of this process from the very beginning, of course. Thank goodness for every bit of it! The c-section recovery is going well -- we're home now and DH has set up a Mom Cave here in our bedroom, and we're all slowly working out a routine. I'm only using ibuprofen now to control the incision pain, though Liam's crazy nursing jaws are killing my nips. Hopefully that'll all heal up well soon. My MIL is arriving from England this afternoon, and she'll be around to help out for the next two weeks (she is SO wonderful), and DD will be at daycare to keep some familiarity going in her schedule.


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    CONGRATS, Andi!! I am sorry the birth did not go as you had hoped, but in the long run, I am happy you have a nice, happy, BIG and hungry boy!! I bet after having an early baby and now an overdue baby it is amazing to see the difference in the two babies size. Wow, 9-8!! Big boy!!
    IVF #1: July-2006: Sweet baby boy, G, born April 2007 (3dt of 2)

    FET #1 (from IVF #3): Sweet baby boy, N, born November 2010 (3dt of 2)

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