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    Hi again - just ducking in briefly...

    DH and I went to Mudgee on Monday to see DH's mum. Then DH and I had a few days together in Terrigal - which was wonderful.



    FInding it a big effort to get back into routine - spent most of today reading a novel and not doing much at all. Must get back into the swing of things tomorrow!

    Hi to all!

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    hi gals,
    I am the eldest and only girl and I have 3 brothers, they have become less trouble as they have got older (as have I, I guess) we get on so much better now that we don't live in the same house.
    Have had a restful day feeling so much better, here's hoping I might actually be on the mend now (don't want to jinx myself)
    Have spent the day at home with Paige till 4 then gone to see SIL from Hobart at my other SIL'S house, Paige got a really noisy wiggles piano from her aunty...daddy will just love that when he gets home.
    going to see SIL before she heads home tomorrow and then head up to mum and dad's for a little while
    think I might head off to bed now though catch up on a little more sleep
    love to all Allie.B xxxxxx

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    Joy! telling people is a really personal decision. If you do decide to tell people then mention to them that this is a really personal thing and you would appreciate that they didn't discuss it with others. if and when you fall pg using donor sperm there will be time to tell those you want to tell. i take the perspective like Tarkine that I want those i care about to know but I can't really control who they tell, I just trust their own judgement. I haven't told colleagues because I don't think it has anything to do with them. i hope you find it helpful in here

    hi to all,
    blizz, tarkine big to you two

    lulu, lissie in lurking preparation land i am thinking of you both and am ready to cheer you on anytime you want/need it.

    gargy, hope you had a great holiday break.

    nothing to report here. still PUPO but no symptoms, BT is this week - 3 more sleeps. My sister dreamt I had a BFP but not sure how she would know more than me at this stage.

    No evil POAS here. I want a definitive answer.
    xx

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    Blizz - glad you had a some quiet time today (apart from the noisy piano).

    Gargy - Mudgee - I've only ever been there briefly, but what I did see looked nice - Yah for the quiet day

    Dusty - 3 days I'm going to be hovering over your journal to check in on you sweetie

    to everyone else.

    Went around to the MILs today for lunch - always nice to have a home cooked meal that you didn't have to prepare yourself . Climbing up the stairs at their house, I realised just how unfit I have become with the whole IVF process (and my crappy reaction to the drugs). Am going to start walking this week!

    love and hugs to all

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    Hi Tarkine

    Thank you for replying to my message!! We have told our immediate family about our situation and are just deciding if we are going to tell our closest friends. We are definately going to tell our child how they came into the world! I think we will just wait for a bit and see how things pan out... we will tell them it's just a matter of when!!
    We have our next FS appointment on the 21st July and then I guess we will start our IVF journey!! Am a little scared but just keep thinking of the end result... a beautiful little baby for me & DH!!

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    Hi all

    Lots of for you poor ladies with the flu, I hope you feel better soon.

    Dusty, is it blood test day tomorrow? Fingers crossed for you hun.

    Joy, Tarkine, I agree that its a very personal decision as to who you ultimately tell re: donor sperm. At the moment the only people who know about us using donor sperm are my mother and a BIl. I told my mother as we nominated her as the person for the clinic to contact re: our embies in case anything happened to DH and I. My BIL knows as we initially asked him to consider being a donor - this fell through. DH and I have decided to tell our immediate family when we have a BFP and of course our little one.

    As for me - had EPU last Friday. I was quite disappointed as I had 23 follicules, which resulted in 6 eggs with only 4 fertilising. Anyway, as they say it only takes one. Having transfer tomorrow (2 blasts) and accupuncture immediately after. I have decided to go ahead with the Chinese meds if my accupuncture suggests.
    Vx

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    having just undergone our first IVF cycle - I think that IVF is extremely difficult in itself (emotionally and financially) let alone having to deal with donor issues.

    We are fortunate (in a way) that DHs family is full of nurses, an aunt and uncle who went through IVF 18ish years ago. DH also has a long and complicated medical history, so our IVF journey was just part and parcel of the process.

    We have only told DHs siblings and his mum that we are pregnant at this stage, hanging out for tomorrow's ultrasound - we are then going around to his mum's place for lunch - whether the news is good or bad - she is such a loving soul and a defacto mum to me (my mum died 10 years ago). I just love her and we have such a wonderful relationship..
    Sorry rambling on - went to a training course today and the cat got me up at 4.30am and i am feeling it now.

    and to everyone.

    Venus - all the best for tomorrow!! Will keep everything crossed for you.

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    Hi Ladies

    Thanks for your replies (re - telling people about DS). I am feeling heaps better about things. I realise it is a very personal decision and we will tell people when we are good and ready!! I love my friends and I do think they will be understanding and I do think they will understand that it's a very personal issue. I agree with you Tarkine that collegues do not need to know.
    Can I ask if you ladies have gone through IVF or DI? We are meeting with our FS next week and think we are going to discuss an IVF cycle... am a little scared!
    I am so thankful for this forum. It is so nice to have people to chat with that are in similar situations to yourself... It's nice to have that extra bit of support....


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    Joy - I went through IVF and am now 9w pregnant.. I feel that I have been blessed with a miracle.

    We had our ultrasound today. DH was the first to see bubs - he was leaning to see the monitor as the u/s tech had it facing away from us. We sat there and she turned the ultrasound around (it was an internal exam) and we got to see bubs swimming (it looked more like bubs was waving madly at us to say hello). Bubs is 2.7cm long and heat rate is 164. I thought I was going to cry.

    love to everyone

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    That is awesome news Tarkine, glad your scan went well

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    Tarkine, how exciting and cute! Congratulations, its lovely to hear good news stories - gives me hope that its all still possible.

    Joy, I went through IVF as opposed to insemination. The clinic I am with only do IVF. Apparently ones chances are greater with IVF - although if the clinic offered insemination I probably would have chosen to try that first (less expensive I hear).

    As for me - had transfer today - 2 lovely blasts - one was fully expanded - not sure what this means but I think it means it was fatter than the other. Anyways, for once it was totally painless. I did accupuncture straight after. I have been eating all day and now am so bloated I am worried I might squish them.

    Anyway, good night ladies. Hoping all our dreams come true,

    Vx

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    Venus, wishing you all the best sweets.
    I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't abandoned you all, I just haven't mustered enough enthusiasm for BB or any extra activities at the moment,just having a little 'me' time with my family. I will be back soon.
    I got my blood test results back from the midwives to say that my iron levels are lower than liked so have started taking an extra iron supplement, may be related to having been sick for so long? hopefully the extra iron will give me back a little energy.
    Paige and I went to HI-5 today in Devonport, She was sooooo excited all morning and when we got there she freaked out and wanted to go again, managed to persuade her to stay and despite her mood she enjoyed her self, clapping to the songs when she didn't think I was looking.
    She scared me afterwards, she broke away from me after the show outside on the road and made a bee line for the busy street she stopped at the curb and smiled at me I said come back and as I moved forwards she started to run out in to the traffic I threw my PG body across the pavement and grabbed her just before she hit the main part of the road......my heart was in my mouth and I really growled at her, we are both ok though but needless to say she will be getting an extra firm grip around roads from now on!!!!
    take care all I will pop back in again soon,
    Allie.B xxxxx

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    Venus - fingers crossed for you. loads of sticky vibes

    Blizz - totally understandable about having time to yourself - I am all for it!! I was pretty anxious just reading about Paige running towards the road - let alone actually being there! I'm really glad your both ok.

    Me I've just tried to bake an orange and almond cake for work tomorrow - I am waiting for the timer to go off so I can check the cake and go to bed!! What an exciting life!! LOL. BTW.. tried is the right word - I can't bake cakes to save my life!!!

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    Must admit I've not been contributing as much as I have been - not really sure why.

    Probably get back in the swing of things when I go back to work next week...

    Blizz - agree with Tarkine - glad Paige is ok!!

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    Tarkine - That is awesome!!! I am glad the scan went well. How many cycles of IVF did you go through (if you dont mind me asking!!) I am scared of the needles and side effects from the hormones!!

    Venus - I have fingers & toes crossed for you ! I really hope you get a BFP

    I will let you all know how we go after our FS appointment on Monday....

    to all

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    Thankyou all for the well wishes.

    Blizz, how scary Paige running out towards the road. Kids are so fast. Glad to hear that you are all ok.

    Tarkine, your cakes sounds yummy! You've got lots of energy baking during the week. I usually have good intentions when I am on morning tea at work but end up buying something on the way to work - which of course is never as good as home baked goodies.

    Gargy, jump in when you feel up to it.

    Joy glad to hear the appt with the specialist is coming up soon.

    Vx

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    Joy - it was our first time through IVF. I had a very strong reaction to syneral - that even when I was on gonal-f it didn't relieve the symptoms that much. So while I was feeling terrible - the nurses at the clinic kept telling me that it was great.

    Before starting on IVF, I would absolutely HATE having blood taken - I would jump every time the needle went in, would ask the nurses if they could talk about anything and not tell me when they were going to jab me. The last two weeks, I've watched them put the needle in, and haven't jumped at all - the gonal-f injections are a dream - they don't hurt at all.

    My cake turned out quite well - it didnt' involve a huge effort, just a long time.

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    Hi everyone!!

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    Talk to you all soon!

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