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    I'm sorry for the loss of your twin. I had a feeling when looking at your tests that it was a multiple pregnancy. I'm sorry that they didn't both stick. But I'm so glad that one is holding on strong.



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    So sorry Robin for the loss of one of your babies but Soooooooo happy your other little bean is with a beautiful strong heartbeat <3 Tons of love and strength...xoxoxoox


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    Wow, that is a very stressful week, I wish for you peace in the news that you received. We went through the same thing, starting with 2 heartbeats and losing one around 10 weeks. It is an odd feeling, heartbreaking and a blessing in disguise. Carrying 2 is so hard on your body and is very difficult at the end - it would have greatly limited the your energy and ability to care for sweet Natalie, and at the same time, twins are such a blessing! Almost every day I wish that I had carried and delivered both twins so that Alex could have a sibling and we wouldn't really have to worry about trying again, and at the same time couldn't imagine caring for 2 newborns at the same time!
    Tons of for you momma.


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    I'm so sorry to hear about the little angel who didn't make it.

    Wonderful that this bean is snuggling in for a nice, long ride though! Praying for an easy and uneventful pregnancy!!
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    I had to spend the night with Natalie in the hospital yesterday evening into today, and I must say that it's already hard just at 9ish weeks pregnant.... I can't image when I am further along and/or when I have a tiny babe with me to care for. It was kinda frightening to think of. My body hurts all over from leaning over a table for 2+ hours while comforting Natalie as they tried and tried to get an iv and then having to sleep on a window seat... oi.

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    You're an amazing Mommy. I'm praying for you as you await your medical team's plans this weekend. I pray you have an opportunity to rest after that long ordeal.

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    You can do it robin. It will all be ok and you will manage. In 9 months you will have another miracle and natalie can find strength in her role as big sis. I truely believe god chose you and your husband for these special babies. And although it might seem hard as you sit there uncomfy at the hospital. You can do it. And so can natalie. Praying for you all

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    Huge hugs. It can't be easy at all. But hopefully it does soon!!!
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    I had an appointment with the perinatologist today. all looks good with baby
    baby 2- 11 weeks.jpg

    He is checking all my iron levels again. I had to have iron infusions with Natalie, so we are pretty sure I will have to do that again. Especially since I am now nursing as well. My iron stores were really low in my first set of blood work several weeks ago, but my cbc was barely within normal range, so he wanted to hold off on the infusions. Lately I have been pretty exhausted... like I feel heavy and like I cant do anything, so it may be because my iron is getting depleted. We shall see.

    I also have to start my first set of glucose testing starting tomorrow. I am post bariatric surgery, so they don't do the typical glucose testing where you drink the sugary drink and all that. instead, I check my blood sugar with a glucose monitor twice a day (fasting and 2 hrs after biggest meal) for a week. I have to do this for a week during each trimester.

    So, that's the latest. I have the NT scan and appointment with the genetics specialist next Wednesday. Hopefully all will go well!

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    Aww sweet baby!

    I hope your iron issues are sorted out soon.

    Kind of wish they would offer that alternative glucose testing, not looking forward to the traditional test at al.
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    Your bean looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geneari View Post
    Aww sweet baby!

    I hope your iron issues are sorted out soon.

    Kind of wish they would offer that alternative glucose testing, not looking forward to the traditional test at al.
    I know, right? It is a more accurate representation of how the body is reacting to foods as well. The cost is more substantial, though, I am sure. I had to do this with Natalie as well and at that time we had horrible coverage, so it literally cost us $200 for the monitor, strips and supplies. I almost pooed my pants bc we did not have extra money for that.

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    Glad all is well with the baby!!! They now do 1 and 3 hour test here combined - draw blood on empty stomach, then drink, draw again in 1 hour and then in another 2 hours
    Not sure if they are just saving time just in case but I've never had to do 3 hour test and not eating for that long and being hyped on sugar will definitely make me sick.
    Hope your iron issues get sorted out. I had low iron as well but my Dr said it was still within normal range.
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    FYI if you want to boost your iron take 1 T of black strap molasses 2x a day. Safe to take while pregnant and breast feeding... This also does not cause constipation.

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    Yesterday was our NT scan! It's hard to explain everything the doctor said, but basically the brain looks normal. Signs that would point to chiari malformation and thus ntd were not present, and if present it is about 95% certain that spina bifida is also present. So, odds are very good that there is no open ntd, but We'll know more definitively at the next scan in April when they can actually visualize if there is a defect or not. The genetics ob said this was all very encouraging to him and if he were us he'd go get ice cream to celebrate LOL We ended up going out to dinner as a little family We did decide to do the second trimester blood screening (AFP) at 15 weeks and then will have the level two scan at 18 weeks.


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    Such a lovely picture. I'm glad to hear that everything looks good so far.
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    Good news!

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    Wonderful! Praying for clean b/w and repeat scans.

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    What a lovely shot of the baby! Finger crossed further tests are as good!!!
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    Wonderful news!!!!


    Erica 34, DH 35, DS 10 months old. STC for 4+ years, Diagnosed DOR 4/2011, mom to 4 , Barbados IVF March 2013, Surprise BFP Sept 2014!!!

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    beautiful!
    Mariah (35) and DH (40) BFP 8/12/13! Baby Kayla is here! Praying for all the APA girls .

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    Last night I could actually SEE baby punches and kicks! Baby must be laying cross ways across my belly bc the HB is pretty much right in the middle and I felt and SAW my abdomen push out on both the right and left side of my lower abdomen many times! It seems pretty early for that, but I am sure that's what it was. Pretty awesome. I lay staring at my belly for, like, an hour LOL

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    How awesome
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    Aww! It's pretty amazing that we get to experience that!

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    That is awesome!
    Mariah (35) and DH (40) BFP 8/12/13! Baby Kayla is here! Praying for all the APA girls .

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    I am so jealous!




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    So nice to hear that you could see your babies movements. Seems to me like a amazing good sign.
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    I had my OB appointment today and was able to talk with her about VBAC. My husband wanted me to make sure she would let me try for a VBAC before getting my plans set. I love my OB. She awesome. She said I can absolutely VBAC if I want to. Most people choose to schedule an induction at 39 weeks, but since I prefer to let labor come on its own she said she would let me go to 41 weeks. She said they would be doing continuous monitoring, but they have the telemetry units and encourage women to be up and out of bed. Midwives in the practice are who attend most of the births, so she said they are pretty hands off, low intervention, etc. and if she happened to be on call she would deliver. She said I can labor as long as I want. They wouldn't push or even suggest a section unless I asked or the baby was in distress. So.... all great news, I think.

    In other news, I am hypoglycemic :/ I've been having crashes in my blood sugar which makes me dizzy, shaky, feels like I'm going to pass out, etc. I talked with the nutritionist yesterday and then my doctor today and both agreed to stay away from simple carbs, eat some sort of protein with every meal and snack, etc. My Dr also told me to up my calories bc it might be bc baby and nursing are taking all my calories causing the low blood sugar. It makes me feel pretty crappy all day long.

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    Great news about the vbac and it sounds like you have an awesome practice to support you!!

    Sorry about the blood sugar problems, trying to balance everyone's needs is hard, but yours are important too!!
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    I can totally hear you on feeling crappy while nursing pregnant. That's how I felt the whole time and I might have been low on sugar too. Hang in there and make sure you get enough protein in your diet.
    Other than that glad you have such awesome support! I wish my hospital had more vbac experience. I'd try it again.
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