Hey ladies... Rhonda updated her facebook a few times and here is what she said 11 hours ago:
Update: 15.5 hours into this induction and no baby. It's going to be sometime tomoorw hopefully by noon. Will keep you all posted! Thanks for all the thoughts and concerns!! I'm hanging in there!!!
Then 5 hours ago she said:
Pitocin has officially started. Now the fun begins!
Good Luck Rhonda!!!! I can't wait to meet baby Jace! :-)
HI Ladies I just found this room!I have not been on apa in a while and it seems lots of changes happened.
Rhonda I am so happy for the birth of your baby.
As for me I am now a member of the December due dates
Our birth story is not something I really want to relive. I haven't written it at all. It was nothing like I wanted, expected or wished, but our son is here and he is healthy. That is all that matters.
Along with my low iron and edema (excessive fluid retention) I have post-partum pre-eclampsia. It has been tough breastfeeding, dealing with my BP and edema and trying to get some sleep and enjoy my son. I lost exactly 20 pounds in 7 days...when I came home from hospital I was the exact weight I was when I went in for my induction...183. As of yesterday I was down to 163. Doc says it was all the fluids I had retained. However, I gained 28 pounds with the pregnancy and now I am only 8 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I am on so many meds it makes me nervous for breastfeeding. I'm trying to hold it together, but it's gettin really hard not to feel emotionally unstable with all the issues.
Jace has his 2 week well check up on Tuesday morning. I hope we get all good news on how he is doing. I am nervous to hear his weight and whether we are clear of the juandice. I love this little guy so much it brings tears to my eyes just typing his name and putting pictures up. DD is wrapped around his fingers all the chance she gets. I know it's hard for her to concentrate on school with all this excitement. She turns 14 next week...one day after he turns 2 weeks.
Today is our Wedding Anniversary. I don't have enough energy to go anywhere, so I think we will just stay home and watch a movie and have popcorn. Maybe DH will pick up a nice dinner. I love my family.
Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!
Rhonda, he is so sweet!! What a gorgeous baby!! Congratulations!!! I'm sorry it hasn't been easy for you. Even without the extra complications the early weeks never are easy, but I hope his 2 week check-up brings good news and the jaundice clears..and that your pre-eclampsia goes away. It's tough times, but so worth it. I feel the same with DD..I could just cry thinking of how much I love her. Love amplified!!
Happy anniversary, too. A night in sounds just right.
This is my second IVF cycle...first one I carried for 14 weeks, but then terminated after baby diagnosed with severe chromosome abnormality. So I go for my second beta level on Monday, and I am already dying here...I won't relax until I get a heart beat, and then even after that until I know its healthy.
Rachel - how are you and baby doing?
AFM - all is well here. I have my last appointment with my peri on Tuesday. I can't wait to see my chubby baby one more time before I get to meet her/him in June. The baby room is almost complete (I'll post a pic once it is) and I'm just booking plumbers, carpet cleaners, etc. to finish last minute projects befor the baby's arrival next month. We recently found out my in-laws have decided to plan a trip departing the day before my due date (actually the trup has been planned for months and they have just told us). They were our support team for once we got home. So now I've signed up for a slew of classes to try to better prepare myself for breastfeeding, infant care, etc. Needless to say, after six years of trying to have a baby, my DH is devastated his parents have decided not to be here for the birth and it's completely out of character for them. But in the end, at least we know now they can't be depended on and we'll just have to plan accordingly.
Have a great mother's day everyone!!!
Rhonda- Jace is so cute. It is amazing how much he has changed since birth, in just 2 weeks! I am sorry to hear how tough the last few weeks have been, but I can only believe it will get better Your family is so wonderful and supportive. Funny enough, our due date is 5/24, wedding aniv is 5/22 and dh b-day is 5-18! Weird how this all just happens at the same time!
Michele- So glad everything is going well. Sorry your in-laws won't be there. I am sure you and dh will handle everything just fine, it sounds like you are really prepared (though are we ever 100% ready?). You will have to post pics of the nursery, I am sure it is adorable!
AFM- I continue to see the peri with my regular ob, yes twice a week appts til the birth. Which was hectic when working but now I am on maternity leave. The nursery is finished, we also did a lot of yard work and house projects. Now I have the cleaning woman coming weds. and my hair appt. The baby can come anytime after weds So far though, there have been no signs of the little one making an appearance...
Happy Mother's Day to everyone!! Isn't that wonderful to hear???
Any Ladies who had a fet cycle please tell me how long your dr had you on the estodial and progesterone shots. I know I asked this somewhere but I cannot remember where.
How are you feeling? I see your cleaning woman comes today and you get your hair done - so then you'll be set for baby's arrival, right? lol Well, enjoy your nice hair and clean house!
Stacie - I didn't do a fet, but I was on progesterone until week 12. I had a few complications the first trimester and the doctor just wanted to be extra cautious. Good luck!
Cleaning woman came yesterday and my hair was done so now I am ready for the baby! The nursery has been done and hospital bag packed. I have my dr's appt today and I hope they do the cervix check, at least I will know if there is progress!
Wow, 7 weeks Michele! It is amazing to be this far along and so close to having a baby!
Rhonda, hope you are doing well and Jace looks like he is thriving. Looking forward to updates
Hey Sylvia, Just wanted to wish you all the best of luck tomorrow!!! I can't wait for you to hold your LO in your arms tomorrow! Good luck. Wishing you a quick and smooth delivery!
Am I the only one left here? Still 7 weeks to go for me (unless baby comes early). I am so grateful for my IVF sisters who have helped me through this. You are all going to be brilliant mamas!
Michelle, I love your nursery!! The tree is fabulous!
Liam Cook was delivered last Tuesday 5/17 at 1:52pm!! It has taken me awhile to get on here to share, this last week has been so over whelming! We went in last Mon. night at about 10:30pm, they inserted a balloon to dilate my cervix. I was having contractions during the night which was good. And in the am I was 4cm, so dr broke my water at 7:30am started the pitocin and by 11:45 I was 10 cm and ready to push. That is where the long, hard work started. Liam had flipped himself so was now face up, and did not want to come out. It took about 1.5 hours of pushing, then when he emerged he had the cord around his neck. They cut it and he was absolutely fine. Cried right away. He is doing fantastic and is almost back up to his birth weight. The dr yesterday was impressed with his weight gain, especially for a breast fed baby.
He is so adorable and such a cuddler, it is hard to imagine what life was like before Liam
Michelle, you are next! I hope your next six weeks are good ones!
Any special plans for the before baby time?
And I love the name Liam (in fact it's the name we're using if it's a boy so great taste, Sylvia!)
Thanks - we're really excited about how the room turned out. We're getting our maternity photos done this weekend. Other than that, just finishing up some household projects (two final rooms to paint, getting a bed for the guest room, moving furniture around) and final prep for the baby (hospital bag, labels for announcements, etc). I'm looking forward to having most everything done by next week so I can relax.
Enjoy your time with Liam. I'm so happy for you - I can't wait to experience the same thing!
Michelle- Did you finish your projects? Make sure you do some fun things before the baby arrives, such as go to a movie! It will be a while until that can happen after the baby. How did the maternity photos go? I have to pick ours up still.
Rhonda- Hope all is going well with Jace. He is probably growing like a weed. How are you feeling? I feel like I am more bloated after delivery then before, slowly it seems like the fluid retention is going down.
Rachel- Glad to hear you are doing well. Motherhood is so time consuming! I feel like I am either nursing, or trying to nap with Liam. There is not a lot of free time, and it also takes so much longer to accomplish anything!
AFM- Liam is doing great, it is amazing how different he looks from his birth. The same face and all, but just filled out! I love how his legs, arms and face are getting the chubby baby look We are working on getting him to sleep in his bassinet, prior he was sleeping on me. He loves to just cuddle on my chest and sleep. I love that also, but probably not the best thing to encourage for night!
Hope all of you are doing well!!
Our photo shoot went well and I should be able to see the pics online this weekend. We have out last big project push this week with two final rooms being painted, movers coming in to move furniture around and the carpets being cleaned. Just need to schedule a maid service for a final scrub down and of course, a hair appointment. Anything else I get done after that will be a bonus. We're being sure to get date nights and movies in and I've got a stack of movies to watch just in case I have the energy while I'm breast feeding. Baby is still moving up a storm and I can't believe I'll be holding my baby in a month.
Rhonda - how you doing mama? How's jace and the family?
Oh and any ideas on girl names? We have our boy name, but can't seem to find a girl name we love. Any suggestions or ideas on where to look would be greatly appreciated!
Michelle, I thought the girl's names were much more difficult then the boy's names. I just typed baby names on google and surfed some sites. The girl one I finally settled on was Quinn and that wasn't until the day before getting induced! My list was the same as yours at the end, cleaning woman and hair appt. being the most critical!