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Joined: October 23rd, 2007, 11:29 pm

June 25th, 2011, 5:56 pm #1

hey lady,

thanks for your sweet note below. not too busy to say hi! and i would love to know just how you are doing, too.

i really am good. my pregnancy has been almost awesome! i have been tripped by a couple of things, some standard anemia and now a gestational diabetes scare, but mostly it's all under control, and i feel great - especially on the days when i manage to poop! - and so happy for every day i get to spend looking like Humpty Dumpty, and feeling my LO kick and flip. so cool. i can't believe i was actually considering acceptance of missing out on this altogether.

as for my girl here, she seems to be a little wonderbabe. she has been growing at a perfect rate and has steadily charted in the 50th percentile sizewise. arms and legs seem to be strong (heart, too) and rather coordinated, when it comes to whacking me in the ribs, anyway. we have actually come to believe that she IS indeed coming, and we talk to her and about her daily, and that is, again, something i never thought i'd get to do. lucky lucky lucky.

okay, i'm in full-on tears just writing this.

we did a ton of research and met some surgeons and found an amazing doc who will do the plastic surgery. clefts are all he does, and his kids look absolutely amazing when they're done. we will do something called nasoalveolar molding, beginning from one week old; the baby will be fitted with a special appliance that will slowly close the cleft and shape her nose until she has the lip surgery at three months. the palate, assuming it is also cleft, as we don't know for sure yet, will be operated on at one year of age.

all that decided, we managed to make it out of sweltering nyc for a couple of months, and jetted to my husband's hinterlands to see his fam and, well, watch the rain come down. perhaps a little-known fact about bavaria: it rains like heck all the time here! especially when i'm here! i am happy, anyway, because i'm working on the baby's nursery - the one she will NOT have anytime soon in new york, unfortunately - and it is going to be a wonderland that i hope she'll love when we finally get to bring her here, probably next summer.

and, OMG, is there any limit to how many eurobabysuits i can buy? they are so cool and colorful. with luck, i will get them all into my bags (i've been warned of consequences) and make the trip home first week of july without going into labor on the plane. better not. her timer isn't due to go off until end august.

what's up with you? are you feeling good? i have been reading the board on my iphone in the minutes before i fall asleep at night. always get a hoot out of the constipation conversations, being the queen of clogged over here. i really hope all is well and that you are looking forward to your LO's arrival. and how is your young man? i hope he is as great and huggable as ever.

thanks again for reaching out. would love to hear from you. hopefully i haven't written anything inflammatory!

xc
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June 25th, 2011, 6:28 pm #2

Thanks so much for the update! I love, love, love reading about how much you're enjoying your PG, poop issues and all, and how in love you are with your little girl. I'm so happy to hear about everything being organized and planned for her surgeries. I know it must be scary, but it really does sound like you'll be in the absolute best place with the most brilliant minds caring for your daughter. You've gone through so much given your IF battle, and come out the other side stronger for it. You guys will all come through this fabulously together She will be fine because of her strong mama who fought so hard to get her here!

Wow, Bavaria, huh? Sounds wonderful, and actually the weather sounds a lot like it's been here in New England. Rain, rain, more rain.

I have never heard of eurosuits. Are they the European version of onesies? I'm so sheltered. I'm glad you're designing a nursery even if it's not in NYC. Speaking of small spaces, it's a challenge for us, too. We're considering either moving or adding on. Oh, we change our minds daily.

The boys are good. I'm worried about how my youngest will do with a new baby; he's such a mama's boy. I really haven't talked to them about the baby yet. I will, but I think my youngest is too young to really get it.

I'm feeling better taking the Zofran. Except for the constipation. I know what you mean about every day there's poop being a good one

We go for our anatomy scan in a couple of weeks; of course, nervous about that. My current worry is feeling/not feeling movement. Some days I do, some I don't, and I panic on the quiet days. Ah well, it's always something, I guess.

Thanks SO much for writing. I love hearing about how you're doing.

Huge hugs,
Meg
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June 25th, 2011, 7:39 pm #3

hey lady,

thanks for your sweet note below. not too busy to say hi! and i would love to know just how you are doing, too.

i really am good. my pregnancy has been almost awesome! i have been tripped by a couple of things, some standard anemia and now a gestational diabetes scare, but mostly it's all under control, and i feel great - especially on the days when i manage to poop! - and so happy for every day i get to spend looking like Humpty Dumpty, and feeling my LO kick and flip. so cool. i can't believe i was actually considering acceptance of missing out on this altogether.

as for my girl here, she seems to be a little wonderbabe. she has been growing at a perfect rate and has steadily charted in the 50th percentile sizewise. arms and legs seem to be strong (heart, too) and rather coordinated, when it comes to whacking me in the ribs, anyway. we have actually come to believe that she IS indeed coming, and we talk to her and about her daily, and that is, again, something i never thought i'd get to do. lucky lucky lucky.

okay, i'm in full-on tears just writing this.

we did a ton of research and met some surgeons and found an amazing doc who will do the plastic surgery. clefts are all he does, and his kids look absolutely amazing when they're done. we will do something called nasoalveolar molding, beginning from one week old; the baby will be fitted with a special appliance that will slowly close the cleft and shape her nose until she has the lip surgery at three months. the palate, assuming it is also cleft, as we don't know for sure yet, will be operated on at one year of age.

all that decided, we managed to make it out of sweltering nyc for a couple of months, and jetted to my husband's hinterlands to see his fam and, well, watch the rain come down. perhaps a little-known fact about bavaria: it rains like heck all the time here! especially when i'm here! i am happy, anyway, because i'm working on the baby's nursery - the one she will NOT have anytime soon in new york, unfortunately - and it is going to be a wonderland that i hope she'll love when we finally get to bring her here, probably next summer.

and, OMG, is there any limit to how many eurobabysuits i can buy? they are so cool and colorful. with luck, i will get them all into my bags (i've been warned of consequences) and make the trip home first week of july without going into labor on the plane. better not. her timer isn't due to go off until end august.

what's up with you? are you feeling good? i have been reading the board on my iphone in the minutes before i fall asleep at night. always get a hoot out of the constipation conversations, being the queen of clogged over here. i really hope all is well and that you are looking forward to your LO's arrival. and how is your young man? i hope he is as great and huggable as ever.

thanks again for reaching out. would love to hear from you. hopefully i haven't written anything inflammatory!

xc
Sooooooooo excited for you and extremely jealous that you are in Bavaria!! We went there before my successful IVF and with 3 babies, I can only go back in my dreams for the next decade. We loved Garmisch, Fussen, and Munich of course. My fav European city behind York, England.
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June 25th, 2011, 11:07 pm #4

hey lady,

thanks for your sweet note below. not too busy to say hi! and i would love to know just how you are doing, too.

i really am good. my pregnancy has been almost awesome! i have been tripped by a couple of things, some standard anemia and now a gestational diabetes scare, but mostly it's all under control, and i feel great - especially on the days when i manage to poop! - and so happy for every day i get to spend looking like Humpty Dumpty, and feeling my LO kick and flip. so cool. i can't believe i was actually considering acceptance of missing out on this altogether.

as for my girl here, she seems to be a little wonderbabe. she has been growing at a perfect rate and has steadily charted in the 50th percentile sizewise. arms and legs seem to be strong (heart, too) and rather coordinated, when it comes to whacking me in the ribs, anyway. we have actually come to believe that she IS indeed coming, and we talk to her and about her daily, and that is, again, something i never thought i'd get to do. lucky lucky lucky.

okay, i'm in full-on tears just writing this.

we did a ton of research and met some surgeons and found an amazing doc who will do the plastic surgery. clefts are all he does, and his kids look absolutely amazing when they're done. we will do something called nasoalveolar molding, beginning from one week old; the baby will be fitted with a special appliance that will slowly close the cleft and shape her nose until she has the lip surgery at three months. the palate, assuming it is also cleft, as we don't know for sure yet, will be operated on at one year of age.

all that decided, we managed to make it out of sweltering nyc for a couple of months, and jetted to my husband's hinterlands to see his fam and, well, watch the rain come down. perhaps a little-known fact about bavaria: it rains like heck all the time here! especially when i'm here! i am happy, anyway, because i'm working on the baby's nursery - the one she will NOT have anytime soon in new york, unfortunately - and it is going to be a wonderland that i hope she'll love when we finally get to bring her here, probably next summer.

and, OMG, is there any limit to how many eurobabysuits i can buy? they are so cool and colorful. with luck, i will get them all into my bags (i've been warned of consequences) and make the trip home first week of july without going into labor on the plane. better not. her timer isn't due to go off until end august.

what's up with you? are you feeling good? i have been reading the board on my iphone in the minutes before i fall asleep at night. always get a hoot out of the constipation conversations, being the queen of clogged over here. i really hope all is well and that you are looking forward to your LO's arrival. and how is your young man? i hope he is as great and huggable as ever.

thanks again for reaching out. would love to hear from you. hopefully i haven't written anything inflammatory!

xc
Wow, you are in the home stretch!! Very exciting! I'm so glad things are going well. A good friend of mine was born with a cleft palate and I would have never known it had she not told me. And she had her surgery done back in the 60's. Things are so much more sophisticated now. I'm sure it will go great. I'm not on the boards much these days, but do pop in from time to time to check on my buddies. Great to see a post from you!

xoxo, Tracy

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Joined: February 6th, 2007, 12:57 am

June 25th, 2011, 11:09 pm #5

Thanks so much for the update! I love, love, love reading about how much you're enjoying your PG, poop issues and all, and how in love you are with your little girl. I'm so happy to hear about everything being organized and planned for her surgeries. I know it must be scary, but it really does sound like you'll be in the absolute best place with the most brilliant minds caring for your daughter. You've gone through so much given your IF battle, and come out the other side stronger for it. You guys will all come through this fabulously together She will be fine because of her strong mama who fought so hard to get her here!

Wow, Bavaria, huh? Sounds wonderful, and actually the weather sounds a lot like it's been here in New England. Rain, rain, more rain.

I have never heard of eurosuits. Are they the European version of onesies? I'm so sheltered. I'm glad you're designing a nursery even if it's not in NYC. Speaking of small spaces, it's a challenge for us, too. We're considering either moving or adding on. Oh, we change our minds daily.

The boys are good. I'm worried about how my youngest will do with a new baby; he's such a mama's boy. I really haven't talked to them about the baby yet. I will, but I think my youngest is too young to really get it.

I'm feeling better taking the Zofran. Except for the constipation. I know what you mean about every day there's poop being a good one

We go for our anatomy scan in a couple of weeks; of course, nervous about that. My current worry is feeling/not feeling movement. Some days I do, some I don't, and I panic on the quiet days. Ah well, it's always something, I guess.

Thanks SO much for writing. I love hearing about how you're doing.

Huge hugs,
Meg
Just wanted to say hi and wish you luck on your upcoming anatomy scan. I'm glad The Zofran is helping you feel better.

xoxo, Tracy


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June 26th, 2011, 1:19 am #6

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your well wishes. Been wanting to email you; got a question for you. I'll be in touch.

Hope all's well with you and that your garden is doing well this year. Mine...nonexistent. I totally dropped the ball on it, sigh. Oh well, with all this rain, the tomatoes would probably be a bust anyway.

Hugs,
Meg
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June 26th, 2011, 1:31 am #7

Mine is ok, but not as big as the last couple of years. The blueberry bush has been a pleasant surprise though. Funny how some years I'm more motivated than others....but always glad when I have at least a few tomato plants to enjoy. Maybe next Spring you will get one going again. You could even still do some lettuce and herbs in the Fall.

xoxo, Tracy



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Joined: October 23rd, 2007, 11:29 pm

June 27th, 2011, 9:01 pm #8

Thanks so much for the update! I love, love, love reading about how much you're enjoying your PG, poop issues and all, and how in love you are with your little girl. I'm so happy to hear about everything being organized and planned for her surgeries. I know it must be scary, but it really does sound like you'll be in the absolute best place with the most brilliant minds caring for your daughter. You've gone through so much given your IF battle, and come out the other side stronger for it. You guys will all come through this fabulously together She will be fine because of her strong mama who fought so hard to get her here!

Wow, Bavaria, huh? Sounds wonderful, and actually the weather sounds a lot like it's been here in New England. Rain, rain, more rain.

I have never heard of eurosuits. Are they the European version of onesies? I'm so sheltered. I'm glad you're designing a nursery even if it's not in NYC. Speaking of small spaces, it's a challenge for us, too. We're considering either moving or adding on. Oh, we change our minds daily.

The boys are good. I'm worried about how my youngest will do with a new baby; he's such a mama's boy. I really haven't talked to them about the baby yet. I will, but I think my youngest is too young to really get it.

I'm feeling better taking the Zofran. Except for the constipation. I know what you mean about every day there's poop being a good one

We go for our anatomy scan in a couple of weeks; of course, nervous about that. My current worry is feeling/not feeling movement. Some days I do, some I don't, and I panic on the quiet days. Ah well, it's always something, I guess.

Thanks SO much for writing. I love hearing about how you're doing.

Huge hugs,
Meg
ugh. so sorry you've been so sick. zofran is a wonder, isn't it? but i was afraid to take it because it's constipating. my ms was luckily not debilitating, just kind of sucky some days.

so happy you've been feeling better.

best, best, best luck on the anatomy scan. i know how nerve-wracking it is. for me, every scan is like taking a test i just know i will fail. but mostly we have been lucky this time around. chances are good that everything will be perfect, and, well, if it isn't, i can tell you firsthand that knowing early helped me a lot, knowing that i could plan and really understand what we were dealing with. i will be thinking of you.

please keep me posted!

and thanks again for reaching out.

xc
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