It was a sweet time~

But it was (apparently) time to say goodbye to In-Gender. It helped.. but it’s going to become pretty much a “pay” site. The Private Message function has been made unusable since I don’t have a Gold Membership, already and (at least) one of the Forum Leaders has indicated that several other forums that are currently accessible to all will become accessible to Gold members, only.

For some, this isn’t a big deal! For me, even–$12 per year isn’t a big deal–however simply on principle, I won’t. Information should be free–and any other information that’s not free, I will get from my Dr… and all that is (that they’ll be hiding), I can get thanks to good old Google 😉 There’s also the fact that I’ve been quite unhappy about the state of the site. It’s been virtually impossible to use, the errors upon errors! The load times! They say it’s being fixed.. but it doesn’t actually appear to be. (ETA: I get that sites have expenses, but some sites make more than enough to support themselves/cover their overhead and then some. In my opinion, this is one of those sites. I would be far more inclined to make a donation to  a site, but having to pay money for a site that doesn’t perform well?)

Ah, well. That’s Ok–I will miss the friends I’ve made there, truly!  It’s just time for me, personally, to move on.

I thank the forum leaders for all the work and time and effort they have put into the site. The forum leaders and the members–Gold and non Gold. The wealth of information you all have shared, the opinions, etc. etc.–it’s been awesome. Thanks 🙂

Moving on!

I am SERIOUSLY feeling like this will be my last pregnancy.. and I’m not feeling all that sad about it. Yet. I just don’t know.. I have never liked pregnancy.. and this one is just painful! Part of me wants to have more (the part that wants 8 kids hahah) but part of me is saying–and has been saying, since week 10 of this pregnancy–that I am SO.DONE. I think the plan is for me to get an IUD for the next 4ish years. That way, we have plenty of time before we do anything permanent (The Big V for my husband and perhaps Essure for me–not “sold” on it, yet) BUT we’ll see! Plenty of time… heel, Chaos isn’t even born yet!

I’m also sort of making a “To Buy” list. It’s in the form of a registry–but since we’ve never even had a baby shower (heck, I can’t say we’ve even ever received a baby gift! haha), it’s definitely all “Things We Are Going To Purchase” rather than “Things We Want Other People To Purchase” 😀  It’s taking a little while to find the “right” things.. but it’s REALLY fun! I’m enjoying it 🙂

Anyway–that’s it, for now! I hope you’re all well ♥

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My ~Sway~

Just for reference–in case anyone wants to read it (and so I can show my darling daughter how hard I had to work for her hahaha), I’m going to write my sway up, here! (Well, copy it from where I’d already written it :p)

NAME     -wingless
Gender Resulted     -girl
Swaying Attempt – Natural  details?     -uhm.. natural w/shallow penetration & no female orgasm (hardest thing EVER!)

PH
CM Ph     -4.5
DH Ph     -7
Douche type and when     -n/a
Replens and when     -n/a
Big O     -No

MINERALS
Calcium     -12600mg per day
Magnesium     -400mg per day
Potassium     -n/a
Sodium     -n/a
DH minerals     -630mg per day of calcium, 400mg per day magnesium

DIET
Dietary Changes     -IG Girl Diet 3 months (give or take a week)
Did you continue diet after attempt/ how long?     -about 1.5/2 weeks. We weren’t really trying (though we did reamain strictly on the diet), since we decided on IVF/PGD because we though we were out yet again
Caffeine     -n/a
DH caffeine     -n/a

HORMONES
Drinks     -n/a
Supplements     -B6 200mg per day

SUPPLEMENTS
Cranberry     -3360mg per day
Acidophilus     -n/a
Sudafed     -n/a
Others     -Baby Aspirin, Folic Acid 800mcg per day
DH supps     -630mg per day of calcium, 400mg per day magnesium, Cranberry 3360mg per day

TIMING
BD cutoff (# of days)     -Not 100% sure.. either a 3 or 4 day cut-off.  We were moving, so I’m not 100% when I ovulated 😦
BD thru O     -Pretty sure no
O+12     -Think it was more like O+18 or so…
Frequent BD/how many days     -Husband frequent release (at least 2x per day)
Charting O with Temp     -No
Charting O with OPK     -No
Fertility monitor used/type     -n/a
Suspected O date     -June 30/July 3

IONS
Oed in what moon phase     -Full 😦
Changed ions in other ways?     – -ion bracelets, roze quartz, hematite, -ion panty liners, rock salt lamps, fans, rock salt candle holders, beeswax candles, black tourmaline, loads of showers, lavender lotion, lavender shampoo, lavender conditioner, more fans!

OTHER
How many kids do you have?     -5
What sex(es)?     -Boys
# of months TTC     -full on TTC, 2 months. Passively TTC, 2 years
Your Age     -30
BD position     -misc. but always with shallow penetration
Jump and dump     -no
EWCM present/how much?     -very little
DH undies type     -boxers
DH hot bath/shower     -hot shower
OWT – anything under bed?     -embarrassing, but yes! I had a girly outfit under each bed and even under the couch! (just in case hahah)

COMMENTS?        -my biorythms (right for my boys) lined up nicely in “girl” territory, my husband’s were neutral, officially Summer, Sexwizard (right for my boys) says Girl, Chinese Gender charts are in agreement with Sexwizard, So I guess it could be worse… though the full moon really (potentially) messes things up 😦 All in all, it was a decent sway. We didn’t think I’d actually ovulated, so we didn’t do EGS like we’d planned. We also didn’t continue the diet til BFP like we’d originally planned because–well, we thought I didn’t ovulate, and we were going to go straight to IVF/PGD, so it was about 2-3 weeks after I ovulated when we stopped the diet and supplements (did stop cranberry on the 3rd and slowly weaned off the B6 over the past 2 weeks but continued with the rest of the supplements til BFPs then stopped all but baby aspirin and folic acid. If we get a boy, I know that we did all we could and we just weren’t meant to have a girl 🙂 (to be honest, though, I’m already 99% sure we did conceive another boy, despite everything! I will of course update when we know, but if we’re going on gut feeling, I’m going to have to say we got boy #6 rather than girl #1!!!)

I’m still pretty shocked.. but pretty excited!

Please keep in mind–swaying is NOT 100%. There’s no concrete proof that any of the above there actually did manage to help us conceive a girl. Of course, since it’s the first time I did it, I’d like to think it did.. but there’s really no way to tell. It could have just been our turn–or something completely unrelated!

Having said that–I do stress that the supplements and the diet (which drastically changed my pH and my husband’s pH) would probably be most imperative. I also think the B6 helped me in particular. I think EGS would have upped our chances a great deal, too!

For anyone trying this, please remember that even if you have the PERFECT sway, you may not end up having the boy or girl that you want. Even saying that, I still think you should put all your effort into doing it right because–to me, if that had resulted in another precious boy, I would have thought “well, I did everything I could do–I was just meant to have another precious boy”–but if I hadn’t suffered through the diet and supplements, (no need to lie about it–the diet was miserable!) I would have always thought “..what if”.

In the end, sway–and sway as hard as you can (while remaining healthy)–but don’t be crushed if it doesn’t work. The only guarantee is High Tech!

Good luck, everyone!

SOOOOO sorry!!!!

So it’s been a LONG time. I’m so, SO sorry for that. It’s been crazy around here. I love it–wouldn’t change it for anything–but it’s been impossible to sit down and update!

So much has happened!

I’ve fluctuated frequently between “Oh, I am going to be sad if I have a girl” to “Oh, I am going to be sad if I have a boy” and so on and so forth… it’s been a roller-coaster, for sure. I don’t know if I could ever do this again, despite plans to wait 5 years before we do anything permanent.

I’m going to give a sort of bullet point style update, chronologically 🙂 Hopefully it will get you all caught up with everything on this end and I will try so hard to keep this updated from now on!

9.14.10

Had my NT scan yesterday and the tech said he was 85-90% sure that the lil’ one is a girl. I saw a lot of screen time of the nub and I agree with this, though I’d have said a straight 100% because the nub was so typical and obvious.

UNFORTUNATELY, because my darling child was being.. well.. uncooperative (but wow, it was SO awesome to see the acrobatics! I just kinda lay there with a look of awe on my face), we weren’t able to get any nub pictures. We did get a between the legs shot but we all know 12w2d (kiddo measuring 12w4d which ironically were my original dates… hah) between the leg shots are not accurate for the determination of sex. Further to my misfortune, my scanner is broken AND I can’t find the card reader for my camera, so I can’t actually post the picture. Sigh.

Another thing–I of course was talking to the tech throughout the whole thing. Making a nuisance of myself, probably haha but he was great, friendly! In the beginning, I was referring to the little one as “he” and so he did, too. However, after he made his initial assessment, he started to say “she”. I, however, continued to say “he”. He said to me “Trust me, that’s a little girl in there” and even “What, you don’t believe me? I’m sure that’s a girl”

THAT was a shocker! This whole pregnancy, every sign, old wives tale, symptom–it’s all been classic boy. When I heard him say that–and I saw the nub for myself, just.. wow! I was floored. It was so hard to believe. So hard, in fact, that after 2 days, I didn’t believe it at all!

I spent the time between now and my next excerpt, I’d decided seriously and solidly that I wanted a boy. I thought about having a girl and.. it scared the crap out of me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a date for this one.. but.. it was some point :p

So.. Ok, yeah–I have decided that I actually WANT to stay an all-boy mom! Who’d have thought?! So.. now I’m actually really hoping that my BOY feelings are accurate! I remembered when my GD started.. and it was when I was CONVINCED that my 5th was a girl. And because I was SO convinced of that, I wanted a girl. Before that–I didn’t care. I didn’t want boys or girls–I just wanted babies! When he turned out another boy, I can honestly say I was crushed. And from that point, I wanted a girl, no matter what.

But yeah–I won’t ramble–I’m almost back in the healthy place I was, before. I think having a girl is too much for me–so I DO only want boys at this point.Before, I just wanted babies 😛  So I’m not completely “recovered” yet. And God help me if this does end up being a girl.. I think I’d have to put my GD shoes back on.. and that would be depressing 😦 (I think I’m safe, though–I’m pretty sure I’ll hear boy again!) But yeah.. fx we hear it’s a boy on the anatomy scan!!!

And…

9.29.10

So we (Ok, I) was freaking out all night.. we could not find the heartbeat on the doppler and we tried all night. It was awful. After our previous losses, well, we decided that we would get checked out. We got there and had to wait an agonizing 30 minutes until it was our turn. Long story short, everything is fine–there’s a beautiful heartbeat, baby was active and looked fantastic.. and is 100% a girl. We are.. completely floored. Happy.. excited (I, personally, am scared to death along with those feelings). My 2nd is going to be so happy.. he’s my little GD sufferer (poor guy) but yeah.. everything is great, she (I can’t believe I am saying she) is looking wonderful. I guess she was just hiding out last night (seriously we tried ALL night to find it and just couldn’t.. I was crushed)

So yeah.. I’m having a girl. It’s going to take a bit to get used to… but I will.. and I already love her (geesh, after feeling like we’d lost her for the past 24 hours, it’s impossible NOT to hah) just.. need to get used to it.

So… wow. We are having a girl. I am in shock. Petrified. And shocked.

Of COURSE I am over the moon type happy! Just knowing that she is healthy and whole–and still there! She could be quadruplet girls and I would be over the moon. Not being able to find the heartbeat was so positively scary… I am so thankful that she is Ok.

Just.. have to figure out this whole “girl” thing. hehe. I have some time, though! We are so thankful. I can’t wait to meet her! (Ok, I can wait. Until late March/early April 🙂 )

Hello, Raspberry!

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Update when we get home 🙂

I feel…

Tired.. but not. Like… I feel like I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat–but when I lie down, it takes FOREVER for me to fall asleep 😦 AND when I do fall asleep, I wake up about once an hour!

Heartburn. SO.BAD. Oh, man–I had a glass of milk and a brownie last night and I thought I was going to die. It was horrid.

My nose is getting wider. This is why I’m 99.9999% positive I’m having a boy. The only thing that I have had in common with the rest of my pregnancies.

My cravings vary from sweet to salty but are mostly salty. Honestly, I wish I HAD sweet cravings. I don’t really, though. (I couldn’t even finish the brownie!)

I don’t really have any symptoms. I “feel” pregnant without actually feeling pregnant, if you know what I mean! It’s so weird… but I’m not complaining 🙂

Well.. minus the whole “tired but not” thing… thatis getting old, fast!

We don’t have a nursery–and we co-sleep–but we are tossing the idea of actually having a crib for this little one since our 5th is still co-sleeping and I don’t think I quite trust him to leave him (or her.. hah) alone and not try to pick him/her up 🙂 So… yeah. We are thinking about decorating a bit.. a little nursery “space” in our room. Panda’s! And everything G/N.

We will see, though. 🙂

Sorry this post is so late!!!

I know you have all just been dying to hear more about me 😀 hahaha

Well.. here are the tests (in order) from the last 3 days

The line is definitely getting darker. My only concern is that the last test was a different brand so it’s not much darker. I mean, it’s still darker and you can still easily tell that there’s been progression (and, as such, my hcg +s are likely steadily increasing–especially since I’ve had zero spotting since the first time!)

So.. I am–at this point–confident in saying…

WE’RE PREGNANT!!!!

Another awesome thing? The cramping? I’ve determined that it’s not cramping, at all. It’s just the left side of my uterus is sore. And today? It’s hardly sore at all! I’m really starting to feel confident about this baby, now! I think he’s going to stick!!!

My husband is convinced that this is finally our girl after 5 boys.. but I don’t think so. And honestly, after being so afraid that I lost him/her? I will be happy with a healthy, whole baby of either sex!

So yes–I have more to update later.. just SO tired and busy! EDD March 24th–but I think (s)he will be born closer to Daddy’s Birthday (4/10! It would work, you know? Because we found out about him/her on my birthday–it’d be awesome if (s)he was born on his!


PS…

Here are the BFPs from today…

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