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13 Weeks 0 Days
Today I made a date to see the fabulous Ms. JB, it has been a while, and admittedly the first time I met JB I was nervous. Why would I be nervous to meet such a wonderful woman? You see, I had a very traumatic experience the last time I reached out for in-person support.
Back when we lived in Montreal I went to an infertility support group sponsored by IAAC which is like RESOLVE but in Canada. Funny, I went for support and felt worse afterwards, like not only am I infertile, I’m not a “worthy infertile” because I was under 30. You see the woman running the group was unique aka bitter and should not be involved in any kind of human interaction yet alone lead a support group. Whenever I raised my concerns or told them about my infertility I was told “yeah but your so young, you’ve got nothing to worry about”.
That was meeting one.
But, I was down and really really really needed in person support. So believe it or not I went back again for another beating meeting. This time the other couple there were really nice and friendly, but, the person running the group was again, mean. She actually asked “is this past your bed time” (it was 8pm). She also gave this long speech about “not expecting having a baby to improve your marriage – if he’s not supportive now he never will be etc etc, while staring at me (being the only person there that was alone)”. Yes, my husband is not with me, that’s because he’s working, bitch.
Anyhow, that was my horrid awful infertility support group experience. Never again will I go to an infertility support group.
Sorry, tangent there. Anyhow, given my last “in person infertile experience” I was nervous when I met JB. Would she be mean and cruel or stay true to her blog form? Thankfully I can report she was wonderful! And I’m excited about getting to hang out with her again soon!
Today I got an email from the Clinic that said “We received the results from the 12 week ultra sound report and everything looks great”!!! YEA! Great to hear it officially from the doctor as the first OB appointment is not for another few weeks. Even though I have not seen them in a month, knowing that they are growing and happy (of course they’re happy they are safe with M!) makes me feel great.
AKA Lactation induction. I started the complete protocol last week, we start off slow with the BCP and Dom 1 pill 4 times a day, then this Wednesday I increase to 2 pills 4 times a day then I increase to 3 pills 3 times a day! Not many women out there are blogging about inducing lactation, so you will be getting the nitty gritty details so other IMs can know what to expect. The big decision this week is what pump should I get? We need a hospital grade breast pump which are UNBELIEVABLY expensive to buy new (over 1K!) and CRAZY to rent too, so we are looking at used on ebay. Here is where my question comes in – any other IMs out there inducing lactation? What pump did you use and were you happy with it?
Right now we are looking at the Medela lactina:
OR the Ameda Elite