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    So, we had the "baby" talk last night!:woohoo: I always swore I would never have kids, but I don't know, I guess my biological clock started ticking all of the sudden. Mike and I talked it out last night, I caught him a little off guard, ( I work in a grocery store, so I see kids at their worst all day , so I'd kinda said NO WAY before) but he said he'd been thinking about it too. Its a lot to think about..we keep joking that "why couldn't we have just gotten knocked up unexpectedly instead of having to worry about it and plan it!!!" July or August we're going to start trying! Figure that will give me a while to stay in remission and ease myself off the meds (though I just read that Elmiron is safe? Can that possibly be true?), and it will give us some time at the lake this year so I can play around w/out worrying about the baby. And then I wouldn't be too pregnant to go on the cruise again in January, and I think May would be a good time to have the baby...can you tell I've been really thinking this out??! I'm going to have to start saving now, between the two of us this kid's going to be spoiled rotten!!! And I'm going to have to give up my closet!! I converted our spare bedroom to a master closet a couple of years ago...I must really want this to think about giving it up!!!

  • #2
    I am so happy for you! It sounds like things have really improved with you and Mike. That is great!!!!


    • #3
      Things have been going better! I think we just nitpick every little thing b/c we have no other drama going on! Mike's so worried about what kind of dad he'll be. He told me last night that it made him really proud that I'd want him to father my children-guess I could've asked the mailman-lol! But seriously, it was really sweet!


      • #4
        Oh Meme.. Kids are such a blessing!!!! You will never experience a purer love like loving your child..Its wonderful... Then they become teenagers and you want to strangle them ..

        But that is great news....:woohoo:

        ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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        Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

        Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

        Meds I have Tried:
        Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
        Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
        Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

        Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
        Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

        Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

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        • #5
          That is are the greatest gift from God. There is no other love like a love for your child.
          Miss Bessie

          Galatians 6:2 - Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

          Hebrews 13:2 - Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

          Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life


          • #6
            :woohoo: A baby!!!!! There is nothing better than a baby.

            Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

            Where I can be found most days.

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            IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


            • #7
              you can honestly never understand the power of love until you hold your child in your arms.all of a sudden you think about every little thing you do and see if it would effect your child.after having my children,i do everything different,i always think about how it will affect my children.they are honestly the most precious things on earth.congrats


              • #8
                how great... I am sure you will be a great mommy
                'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


                • #9
                  Congratulations! My I ask how old you are? I'm 26 and would love kids, but don't know how I'd handle a pregancy because I'd have to be without my MS Contin.


                  • #10
                    I'll be 27 next month. I'm scared to death about going off of the meds, but I'm close enough to remission that I'm willing to try it. At least I will know what will work for me, and I can go right back on them after the birth. We've already decided that if the pregnancy doesn't send me into remission and I'm not doing well, I won't breast feed and I will go back on the meds immediately.


                    • #11
                      That is so awesome Meme!!! :woohoo: It's nice when you can plan it out. Hubby and I kinda planned, the doc told me that if I wanted to have a baby then I should start trying right away because of the endo. I was happy to start trying, we had just bought our house and were about to get married. About a month later when we got back from our honeymoon we found out I was pregnant. And everybody is right, love is totally different after you have a baby. Griffin (and of course Shane) are really the loves of my life. Goodluck!

                      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
                      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
                      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
                      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

                      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

                      Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
                      Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


                      • #12
                        My husband and I did the "no plan" plan. We sort of said to each other, okay, we're not really trying to have a baby, but let's just not use birth control and see what happens. (As my mother later pointed out to me, 'Honey, people have known what happens when you have sex without birth control for a loooong time!") And lo and behold, three months later I was PG. Susannah was born about 20 months after we got married. Looking back, considering my various illnesses, that was the only time I would ever have been able to sustain a pregnancy; if we hadn't had her when we did, we never would have. She'll be 12 years old in less than three weeks.

                        Good luck to you. Your life is changed forever and it can take some adjusting to, but there is nothing in the world more precious than my child. Or anyone's child.
                        Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
                        Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

                        Peace, Carolyn

                        Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

                        On the Beach with IC


                        • #13
                          good luck to you. hope everything works out the way you plan it to.
                          IC dx in 2003 after depot lupron
                          endometriosis dx in 2002 after years of infertility and pelvic pain
                          graves disease dx in 1998 after thyroid storm


                          currently trying vesicare and following the ho-hum "if it has any taste at all, spit it out" IC diet


                          • #14
                            I wish you both the best of luck !
                            hugs sandra
                            "Never Give Up."

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                            • #15
                              Good luck in trying. There is nothing more exciting than having a baby to hold. They are so precious to look at. Keep them at your side forever if you can, as they grow up so fast and become young adults just like that!! My kids are 23 and 18 and sometimes it seems like yesterday that they were babies.