08-19-2014 04:29 PM
Tara - You are almost there! I'm so excited for you!
Alix - Hope you get the result you want!
Hi Nicole and Brie!
AFM - I am super busy and tired. Not too much down time for me. Desi is doing good, he now weighs 9lb 7oz. He has gained two pounds since coming home. Lucas is also doing great wih his weight, 26lbs and 32inches.
08-19-2014 08:02 PM
08-19-2014 08:45 PM
08-20-2014 04:44 AM
Alix: You should ask your dr about Lo loestrin fe. the dosage is very little, 1mg/10mcg. I previously took a low dose bcp and i had the same bleeding issues, so i was super nervous about this one, but me and several of my friends have never had a bleeding issue and AF is usually 1- 1 1/2 days long. Yup.. a day to a day and a half long with very few cramps or migraines. It did make me a little emotional the first month or two..but nothing you can't just take a step back and realize its the pill and relax. If you have alot of bleeding issues, it also helps if they step up the dosage of your pill, which helped in the past, but im doing great on the lo loestrin fe (not loestrin.. it has to be lo loestrin fe) It is a newer pill so no generic yet, so you **may** have a copay at the pharmacy (mine is $25, but my friend pays nothing for hers.). Chris always complains about the copay saying condoms are cheaper. I have to argue condoms only work if they are used .
Christine: You are busy as usual! Thank you for offering the help. Im still trying to let it sink in. obviously not in denial, because I kept pushing for something to be done, but shes my baby. She accomplished ALL of her milestones early, except talking. It just doesn't seem to make sense. Luckily though shes a quick learner and shes been doing good. Eye contact is up over 60% (which decreased after she hit a year old.. never an issue before) and engaging with everyone else and not just me is up by 45%. Shes only been in therapy a month.. her therapist is blown away.
Gina: Sounds like you have your hands full! But one can tell you simply love every minute of it. <3 congrats.
08-20-2014 05:21 AM
08-20-2014 12:30 PM
Alix:I know theres nothing I could have done that could have prevented it. But in a way, I feel like I've failed. I had one job.. to bring a healthy normal baby into the world..and I didn't get that right. I KNOW thats not the proper way to be feeling at all, and I know I've done everything right to planning out conception, taking prenatals MONTHS in advance to TTC (which I take prenatals anyway..I always feel much better taking those than regular multis), to not drinking or smoking (never smoked), to watching what I ate and what I was around when I was pregnant. Layla is perfect just the way she is.. but I guess you can't help but feel like you need to blame someone in the end, so I blame myself. Chris blames himself. When no one is really at fault, and we logically know that. Its hard to explain.. but its what has us on the fence with TTC #2. We both agree we would love another. But whether we need another is the question. What if we have another and face the same issues, or worse? If we have another, we wouldn't be able to send layla to private school, or have as much free money to make sure she gets the best possible help and therapies that she will need..and not as much free time. But then theres also the possibility that a second child would be perfectly fine. It gives me a headache and a heartache just thinking about it too much. A headache because its just blah. and a heartache because I know people who keep popping out kids like they are a pez dispenser, and can't take care of the ones they do have..let alone themselves..and they are fine. We meticulously plan and try to be responsible and ... nevermind. I'm just ranting and its not the place for it. It'll be fine.. Layla is smart and strong and shes got US to help her figure the world out. Thats all that matters. <3 I just wish she could experience the bond of brother/sister or sister/sister bonds.. I believe thats important. But I also believe in providing the absolute best to everything in life.
08-20-2014 12:31 PM
and just talked to my Dr. office. Im looking directly at my chart on the patient portal. However, they are saying I've been taking microgestin 24.. Ummm NO im not. I took it one month and have been on lo loestrin FE since november! So now they aren't wanting to give me the Lo Loestrin FE.. >_> I'm also due for a pap again in another 3 months