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    Thanks Meg! Yes, looks like bed rest indefinitely. I never thought I'd be on it this early because I'm so healthy, long cervix, ect, but here I am. Yet another example of how NOT to assume anything in life, especially things related to fertility and pregnancy

    The main reason for bed rest in my case is to increase blood flow to the uterus and placenta- to maximize the efficiency of the placenta in delivering the nutrients to the babes, especially baby C. So I'll most likely be in bed the remainder of the pregnancy. If that's all I need to do to do to have healthy babies, then I consider myself blessed.

    Yes, the doctor in the states is absolutely amazing. DH and I feel so reassured to have his guidance. We will continue to consult with him throughout the pregnancy. I hope things continue to progress and get on track (and no ttts develops) so I can stay here to deliver and not have to fly home and be away from DH. We will do whatever is necessary but are hopeful that flying back won't be.

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    Your triplet girls will be in my T & P. I hope you continue to get good news and that your time on bed rest passes quickly!

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    I see that nobody has posted here in almost a year, but figured I'd try!

    I had my anatomy scan last week and looks like we have a little boy in there! I actually was thinking girl, because of how I have felt. I even had a very vivid girl dream the night before we found out. No intuition here! Anyway, we are excited to add another little boy to the family.

    The odd thing that I can't figure out is why I have been such an emotional mess since then. I've been so teary the last few days. Obviously, it is becoming more real that we are having a little one out of all this. At first, I thought maybe I was disappointed that it wasn't a girl since I kind of thought it was, but I don't think that's it. My daughter will not be getting a sister(I am very close to mine), but they are both getting a brother, and I absolutely adore my son and am truly looking forward to another one. After all I'd been through to get to this point it totally doesn't matter anyway. I am really happy to be having another child, at all.

    I went to Babies R Us yesterday to look around, get a baby book, etc. and on the way there, drove by the building where I went for all my IVF/fertility bloodwork and appointments. I could hardly look at the building. I couldn't stop the tears and I feel so overwhelmed by thinking about the infertility and losses, the IVF process that got me this little one, and guilt for the embryos we didn't use. At the same time as I am overjoyed that my baby is doing well and appears healthy. I have no idea why this got triggered now, other than hormones? I am pretty sure this is my last pregnancy, and that could be part of it. This totally didn't happen with my other babies, at all.

    Thank you anyone for your input, if anyone even reads this anymore. I guess I just want to feel like I'm not the only one this has happened to.
    ~Kara~

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    I'm hoping your post will get things going and more ppl will post on here. I'm sure you have many mixed emotions as you did while going through all your IF treatments. Glad to hear you are having a little boy. I'm sure there are many other women that have gone through the same feelings as you have. Continue to keep us updated on your pregnancy and definately update us when your LO arrives.

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    So far the pregnancy is going well. I am almost to 24 weeks with twin boys!! I was happy with those results as my husband is very close to his brother. Many people have given us a hard time (not knowing what it took just to get pregnant) about "didn't we want a little girl." I am a bit of a tomboy and enjoy outdoorsy things. And we could have had pre-gestational chromosomal analysis and possibly picked the gender - but we chose not to.

    I, too, passed BRU on my way to my fertility appointments every time. I thought that when I got the good news I would go buy a little something for the new baby. But, in my job I see plenty of pregnancies gone awry and I am still not willing to buy anything yet. The babies room is the "train room" where DS has a huge trainset.

    At Thanksgiving we are planning on having the family in town. I will order the stuff we need to set up as we will have tons of workers then. The babies are due in January.

    Right now, looking back, I wish I had agreed to just placing a single embryo as this twin pregnancy has not been easy compared to my previous pregnancy. However, if all works out ok - I will be happy with the result.

    IVF is hard. We have been lucky so far. It is a "game" of chances with high stakes, but also high reward.

    I am still praying for all the couples on this board as they undergo this journey.

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    My 1st RE's office was by a BRU also. That's just torturous. m/c mentioned...I remember wanting to go buy something there after my 2nd u/s but that u/s showed I had m/c so that didn't plan out. My 2nd RE's office probably wasn't by one since it was near downtown Minneapolis.

    Tiffany...that would be frustrating with what ppl say to you about having a girl. With everything you've been through I'm sure you are just happy to have healthy babies.

    IVF is truely a gamble and an expensive one at that.

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    Hi Ladies!! Sorry I haven't been updating but once work started it all went down hill. So far everything is look good. I will be 11 weeks on Thursday! Still a pretty symptomless pregnancy. The only real thing I've got going on is extreme exhaustion after work. I feel that some days I can barely function past 4pm. I'm scheduling my NT scan soon, so hoping all is well.

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    Omg! That is wonderful!! We ended up skipping the nt scan, knowing it would not change what we did. Had one for my first pregnancy though just because I really wanted an ultrasound. Glad you are feeling ok!! Smooth sailing to you.

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    Thanks for the update Mari. I can't believe you are 11 weeks already. Glad things are going well and you are feeling pretty symptomless despite the exhaustion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoncandle View Post
    IVF is hard. We have been lucky so far. It is a "game" of chances with high stakes, but also high reward.

    I am still praying for all the couples on this board as they undergo this journey.
    Thank you all for joining in. I am feeling much better after my emotional few days. I think it was all the excitement of finding out my baby is a boy, and starting to think of him more as a real person that started it all. Plus I was so overtired last week. Tiffany, what you said above is the complete truth. I know I am so lucky, also, and I am so grateful. I too think often about the girls/couples still going through treatments.

    Tiffany, you are going to have a blast with your household of boys. It's hard, though, to hear the comments. After I knew this baby was a boy, my friend said "congrats", then she said, "actually, I feel sorry for you"! She has two boys who are about 2.5 years apart and they fight constantly. She implied that my two would do that also. Not necessarily true-larger age gap between mine and two different groups of kids! Of course, this hit me much harder when she said it (the emotional days ), but now I just feel sorry for her! I did tell her that girls are not necessarily "easier" as she seems to think. We have huge battles with my daughter, whereas my son is much more easygoing. Anyway, it is not the gender of the child, it is the individual! People have no idea what they are talking about sometimes. Sometimes I wish we would have transferred two embryos, when we just did one. Only because I'd like to potentially have an additional child! The choices are just not easy, are they?

    Mari, glad to hear all is well and you are SO LUCKY to have escaped the nausea! The fatigue is no fun, but the nausea, ugh!

    Meg, thank you as always for your support here. Sorry to hear again about your loss and what you went through with the US. On a different subject, I have lurked the chat thread and love all your decorating!

    I need to get on the other threads, but not tonight...too tired! Talk to you all later.
    ~Kara~

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