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Old 04-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #361
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Jilly - So sorry you are still struggling. Hope they find out what the problem is SOON!!!!

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I'm still waiting for my period to start so we can start IVF Cycle 2. Right now I am 2 weeks late. Not sure what the deal is. If it hasn't started by next week I'll go see the dr. and see what my options are.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:36 AM   #362
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Emya: You can eat low carb and still enjoy fruit (Primal or Paleo plans) as well occasional rice. You have to choose the plan that works for you. Even your Dr's plan will be loads better than the Standard American Diet.

I do agree with what others posted, however, that oatmeal and brown rice have a huge affect on insulin. Get a book or two or read marskdailyapple.com

Jilly: I think you may have Thrush.

Nursing moms: my milk disappeared on low carb. Literally. Had to stay over 100 grams to have supply. But I know plenty of women who did NOT have this problem - just sharing my experience.

So I had surgery yesterday to correct a minor problem and after surgery Dr. told me he wants to go ahead with IVF this cycle not next cycle.

Commence panic! I'm not ready!!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #363
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Wow, this baby can fart!!! so loud and long too. All is good here, he eats and sleeps well. I am slowly losing the weight and starting to get out more.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #364
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Wow, this baby can fart!!! so loud and long too. All is good here, he eats and sleeps well. I am slowly losing the weight and starting to get out more.
haha, mine farted a lot at first, too! I even started giving him some gas drops because he was farting so much, I couldn't imagine he could be NOT having any gas pains in his little tummy. He'll be 3 weeks tomorrow, though, and he's much less flatulent now :P
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #365
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There is nothing quite like those farts in the beginning. Mine still farts sometimes quite loud and other times without a sound but the smell will knock your socks off! Lol

So glad you and babes are both doing well.

Portia - gl with starting ivf. I know you are nervous but everything will work out. You are in great hands.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:40 AM   #366
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i took a shot at wearing a belly band today and i like it! we have our nuchal testing ultrasound on monday, we are both super excited to see our little monster, last time was at the 7w. i got my thyroid labs back and i am right on track where i need to be, 1.89. minus the come and go sickness, i do feel really good overall.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #367
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #368
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Just waiting to O over here I cannot wait to get LO#2 on the way. So impatient!

Krissy - I hated the belly band. I bought two of them but never could get used to them. They made me super sweaty and hot but I lived in San Diego then, maybe they will work better up here where its cooler?

Jilly - sounds like thrush to me too! Time to see the doc.

Suzanne - so happy for you and yeah babies can seriously fart! My LO still does.

Portia - keep us posted!!!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #369
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the best thing i ever did was eating lc when pregnant! I only have 12 pounds left to lose. I gained so much with my first and it took a while to lose and that is not fun.
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Jilly- Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. I hope you don't have a reoccurance of shingles.

Portia and Andi- Good luck!

Krissy- Yay for another ultrasound! Let us know how it goes.

I had another appointment with my lady doctor on Friday. I presented my PCOS symptoms to her, she seemed skeptical. :/ Not what I was wanting to hear, but she ordered labs measuring all kinds of hormones/testosterone, LH, and lots of other things. I go in Monday for a fasting glucose and glucose tolerance. It'll be a 3 hour appointment. Blah. But, out of all of that, I should get some answers.

This month, my charting has been confusing. I had faint OPKs for three day leading up to predicted ovulation, but not dark line. I have no idea if I actually ovulated. The test was completely negative Friday night, so maybe it happened much earlier and I was catching the days after? Either way, I believe we did it enough this week to time it right. xfingerscrossedx
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It's not thrush. Doc doesn't know what it is. I've been on an antibiotic and an anti-fungal ointment all week, and my breasts look better and feel better, but my nipples still get these random little shooting pains every once in a while. It's definitely much improved, and I can at least actually HOLD my baby now without cringing, so hopefully it will continue to improve as I continue the meds.

Ben has been progressing to a less peaceful/deep sleep. I assume it's normal, but it's tough on me because he'll be grunting and whining, but still eyes closed and sleeping, so I jump at every little sound, and he's usually not even awake. This happens every time he sleeps, be it during the day or night and whether he's in his pack n' play or bouncy seat or with me. But, overall, I sure can't complain because he is pretty easygoing.

I thought I would be itching to go back to work because I'd be going stir crazy from being home alone with Ben all day, every day, but it's been 3 weeks, and so far, I still have NO desire to go back to work :P
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:42 AM   #372
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All well here. James is staying awake a bit more now. He is eating and sleeping well too. A little over 10 pounds to lose, but I look pretty good. I am off to church with James for the first time
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This is my fourth day on Metformin, and I have been nauseous and have had NO appetite since starting! I have been forcing myself to eat a snack every 3 or 4 hours, but I'm pretty much subsisting on string cheese and dill pickles! Sneaking in other foods when I feel I can stomach it. And I'm only on 500 mg! Dr. wants me to increase the dosage every several days till I reach 2000 mg. What I really want are saltines and 7 Up to settle my stomach. Don't know if I'm looking for advice, encouragement, or if I'm just ranting (my husband is tired of hearing it already).
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This is my fourth day on Metformin, and I have been nauseous and have had NO appetite since starting!
Are you taking the extended release? I know many people find the ER version a bit easier on their stomachs. If that's not what you're taking now, it might be worth asking your doc about.
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Are you taking the extended release? I know many people find the ER version a bit easier on their stomachs. If that's not what you're taking now, it might be worth asking your doc about.
I so agree with this....the ER version made all the difference for me.
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jillybean- are you treating baby too? FYI it can take a LONG time to get rid of thrush. What exactly is the regimen you are following? Are you on an antibiotic or diflucan? Diflucan is something you need to take for a while- well over the recommended dosage and time vs. a regular yeast infection dose. And if it is suspected you must treat baby too or you can just pass it back and forth, even if baby has no symptoms.

I had the worst start to nursing my youngest (now 16 months- my 3rd baby!). It took months to sort it out. I was on meds for thrush, then Raynaud's (winter baby), then I got this weird blister that wouldn't go away so I finally did an antibiotic and that helped. Also what helped is the all-purpose nipple ointment (it's a compounded prescription. You can also mix yourself with hydrocortisone, neosporin, and miconazole). It provides a LOT of relief to sore nipples from a variety of reasons. I can give you more info if you'd like to try it.

The beginning weeks of nursing are just plain NOT fun. Around weeks 6-8 it really turns around and then it's the greatest and easiest thing ever! But, oh, I would not go back to those beginning weeks for anything.
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I hated nursing when I started with Andrew, it was hell. All pain, all the time. But, it has been a breeze with my second son. He nurses all day and night right now and that freaked me out with my first, now I know that it will slow down as he grows.
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First, it was not thrush. Second, I am no longer nursing, as I don't have months to sort it out since I have to be back to work full time at 6 weeks.

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Baby spit up is good for the skin?

Two times today with no warning onto my neck and it flowed down my chest.

Got to love all these wonderful icky moments of motherhood!
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that happens to me daily...
diaper leaked yesterday and I was covered in pee!
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First, it was not thrush. Second, I am no longer nursing, as I don't have months to sort it out since I have to be back to work full time at 6 weeks.
Well the first time I tried to nurse my dd15 I lasted 3 days...due to pain. I whimped out.
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diaper leaked yesterday and I was covered in pee!
We've been having lots of leaky diapers recently...luckily, all pee, no leaking poops! But the best with little boys, of course, is peepee fountains shooting up mid-diaper change. He's gotten me I think 3 times so far...
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Jilly - my son did that to me too when I first got home and in the hospital. Amazing how much distance they can get and the volume! Such tiny bladders and yet so much liquid! Last time he got the wall, I had to move out the dresser (his changing table is on top) and there was a PUDDLE on the floor - I had to clean the wall and floor.

I have been using pampers - and except for one explosive poopy diaper - no leaks. When I used huggies I found they leaked a couple of times. A survey of friends said they found the same experience with the diapers.

Sam is almost 5 months...what a difference. He is actively using his hands and arms and voice. He seems to have discovered his feet in the past day or two.

Today he was attempting to blow a raspberry.
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I use some wal mart brand and they have worked fine. The times they leaked I put them on too loose.
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Yeah, just love the pea fountains! I usually can tell when Daddy did the last diaper change....he always puts them on too loose because he is afraid Brandon will spit up if his belly is too constricted after eating.

Have any of you had the joy of having them pee in the bathtub yet? Ugh! LOL!
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The reality that I only have 2 more weeks at home with my baby before returning to work is starting to hit me, and I'm very sad about it. I hate the patetic lack of maternity leave most of us get in the US. Next baby, I'm moving to Canada! They get almost a whole year off!
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I have been using pampers - and except for one explosive poopy diaper - no leaks. When I used huggies I found they leaked a couple of times. A survey of friends said they found the same experience with the diapers.
All I've used is Pampers Swaddlers. It's what they used in the hospital, too. I'm not sure what is up with the leaks all of a sudden - if I let him go all the way from one feeding to the next without a change in between, I can almost guarantee a leak. I'm wondering if I need to bump up from newborn to size 1, but the newborns still fasten all the way in near the Pampers logo on the front middle of the diaper. I dunno...we only have enough newborn size left for a few more days anyway, so maybe I'll try size 1 when these run out and see if that makes a difference. He is probably closing in on 10 pounds now (was 8 pounds 10 ounces at his appointment a week ago).
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Have any of you had the joy of having them pee in the bathtub yet? Ugh! LOL!
umm, I've never given him a bath that he HASN'T peed in! I keep a separate little container of clean warm water to rinse him off with at the end since I know there's pee in his bathtub water :P
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I would definitely go to the size 1. I also found that I had to quickly go from the size 2 to a size 3 a few weeks ago when he kept peeing through the size 2's so much. They seemed huge on him at first, but it was so nice not having him soaked every morning. If I remember correctly, we only went through one case of newborn diapers before we had to move up to size 1. Brandon was 7 lb, 4 oz at birth, but quickly put on weight in the beginning.
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I am about to move up to size one. I just had my husband look through the garbage for the receipt so I can return the last package of newborn size.
I cannot imagine having to go back to work so soon! My husband gets 6 months off and I could not survive all this without him home too! Just having the extra set of hands is nice, but also having him stress free helps create a calmer home for all of us.
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