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We did it, we're done...

Postby acorns77 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:23 am

Successfully weaned my boob addict AND did it without getting mastitis again :) Just over 23 months. Our last nursing session was Sunday night, I'm a little achey boob wise and sad as well. My little girl is doing great, by Sunday night we were down to just 2 mins of nursing and Monday she happily went into her crib without mama's milk. I think mostly bc the taste changed in the last week - pretty salty. She's adjusted really well and I'm so proud of her.

Now, hopefully my periods will regulate and we can try for IVF baby 2 in the fall :) It's been a wonderful beautiful experience and I'm so glad and thankful to have found this forum for support. Thanks so much to all the amazing women here!
Me-32, DP-31
7 failed IUI's
IVF #1 4/09 BFP -ended in M/C 5/09
IVF #2 BFP! two 5 day embies put back 8/15
9/11 6w4d saw strong heartbeat!

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Postby MominMD » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:59 am

You did such an awesome job!!!! I know it is hard, but you really did amazing. I remember all your struggles in the beginning.

I did not realize the taste changed during the end.
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Postby BeccaM » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:39 am

Way to go! Nearly 2 years nursing is a great accomplishment, as is weaning so gradually and lovingly as to not stress your little one in the least :D. Best wishes on getting pregnant again!
Isaiah, born Nov 14th, 2010, @ 39 weeks, 2 days. 8 lbs 2 oz. All natural hospital delivery.
Simon, born Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 39 weeks, 3 days. 8 lbs 4 oz. Our first home birth!!

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Postby acorns77 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:11 pm

thank you, ladies! It's bitter sweet. MominMD, I think the milk just gets more concentrated, sodium levels increase. It's so strange not nursing her anymore, though we're both adjusting fairly well.
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7 failed IUI's
IVF #1 4/09 BFP -ended in M/C 5/09
IVF #2 BFP! two 5 day embies put back 8/15
9/11 6w4d saw strong heartbeat!

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Postby fodla » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:54 am

Well done!!!
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Postby aloeberry » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:17 am

Awww.....you did such a wonderful job. 23 months- wow! Congrats mama! I can't wait to follow your IVF in the fall! WOO HOO!!!
DS #1 born 4/4/10
DS #2 born 2/1/12
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Postby acorns77 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:38 am

Thanks so much, ladies!
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IVF #1 4/09 BFP -ended in M/C 5/09
IVF #2 BFP! two 5 day embies put back 8/15
9/11 6w4d saw strong heartbeat!

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Postby Mrs_Lurker » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:49 pm

Congratulations!!
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DD born 3/30/07
DS born 2/3/10 w/ OI type I
M/C 6/29/11 (4wks)
#3 EDD: 10/3/12
Beta @ 13 dpo - 172
3/26/12 (12W5D) - we learned we're having a BOY!!
5/31/12 Yep, he's still a boy. ; P
DS born 9/25/12

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Postby mommyofgirls » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:39 pm

Bravo! Fantastic job beginning to end! Lots of babydust for your IVF. VERY EXCITING!
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:angel: Angel:1/16/2008 via D&C @ 9.5weeks
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:babyg: My LOVE: Ella is here! April 8th,2011 7lbs 5.8oz
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Postby thirdtimesacharm » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:29 am

Acorns, do you mind if I ask how you did it?? My daughter is 22 months old and seems to be as attached as ever!

I need help!!!!!
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Postby acorns77 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

Sure, I did it very slowly. I'm talking cutting each session by one minute at a time, saved the bedtime session for last and every couple of days I'd cut it off by one minute. So if we usually had about 10 min session, I'd start by cutting it off at 9 mins for 2-3 days, then 8 mins for 2 -3 days etc. it was a pain watching the clock but it was gradual and smooth for us both.

Good luck!
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IVF #1 4/09 BFP -ended in M/C 5/09
IVF #2 BFP! two 5 day embies put back 8/15
9/11 6w4d saw strong heartbeat!

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Postby jessm » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:11 am

That's awesome! I hope to BF for at least 18 months. KUDOS!
BFP 5/4/11 at 10 DPO with our first!
8/2/11 it's a BOY!!!
BFP 12/20/13 at 10 DPO with baby 2!
3/19/14 it's a GIRL!!!

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Postby acorns77 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:12 am

thank you! :)
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7 failed IUI's
IVF #1 4/09 BFP -ended in M/C 5/09
IVF #2 BFP! two 5 day embies put back 8/15
9/11 6w4d saw strong heartbeat!

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Postby jadie_f » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:56 pm

23 months!!!! amazing job momma
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:hb: 10/19/09 :hb:
Jay Jay Nay Nay is here! Born au naturel in my CAR!!!
:hb: 4/26/11 :hb:

And for my next trick....surrogacy! BFP 5dp5dt! EDD 2/22!

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