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  • rowenfamily - Rowen Moms @rowenfamily 5 hours ago
  • I can’t even believe it!! After our so-so consult with our regular RE through our hospital system last month we were totally blown away with our AMAZING IVF consult/I take appointment at @springfertility in Oakland! Wow! Seriously, these folks know what later missing from the hospital system and golly do they provide. We felt welcomed, we felt like our care was of concern, we did not feel rushed, everything was fresh, clean, and bright. It was everything we didn’t know we were missing in our original consult. Additionally, since our regular insurance doesn’t cover - it’s amazing because the clinic works directly with our coinsurance, which should mean less out of pocket, up front expenses on our side! 🌱

We’ve also talked through all the details and chosen that we’ll likely use our known donor for our next two cycles, likely medicated at-home inseminations, and if those do not result in a BFP, then we’ll move directly to IVF and go back to using our previously chosen anonymous donor. The reason for this is way less overall paperwork, tests, and upfront work. 🌱

Additionally, since we’re in the middle of a medicated cycle, instead of a baseline we saw an early ultrasound of our growing follicles and we have 4 prominent follicles!!!!! We are SOOOOO excited!!!! We start our first dose of final-f tonight, at home, and our ultrasound with our hospital Wednesday, and we’ll probably trigger Wednesday also, given the size of our 4 follies!!! I can’t even believe it!! After our so-so consult with our regular RE through our hospital system last month we were totally blown away with our AMAZING IVF consult/I take appointment at @springfertility in Oakland! Wow! Seriously, these folks know what later missing from the hospital system and golly do they provide. We felt welcomed, we felt like our care was of concern, we did not feel rushed, everything was fresh, clean, and bright. It was everything we didn’t know we were missing in our original consult. Additionally, since our regular insurance doesn’t cover - it’s amazing because the clinic works directly with our coinsurance, which should mean less out of pocket, up front expenses on our side! 🌱 We’ve also talked through all the details and chosen that we’ll likely use our known donor for our next two cycles, likely medicated at-home inseminations, and if those do not result in a BFP, then we’ll move directly to IVF and go back to using our previously chosen anonymous donor. The reason for this is way less overall paperwork, tests, and upfront work. 🌱 Additionally, since we’re in the middle of a medicated cycle, instead of a baseline we saw an early ultrasound of our growing follicles and we have 4 prominent follicles!!!!! We are SOOOOO excited!!!! We start our first dose of final-f tonight, at home, and our ultrasound with our hospital Wednesday, and we’ll probably trigger Wednesday also, given the size of our 4 follies!!!
  • I can’t even believe it!! After our so-so consult with our regular RE through our hospital system last month we were totally blown away with our AMAZING IVF consult/I take appointment at @springfertility in Oakland! Wow! Seriously, these folks know what later missing from the hospital system and golly do they provide. We felt welcomed, we felt like our care was of concern, we did not feel rushed, everything was fresh, clean, and bright. It was everything we didn’t know we were missing in our original consult. Additionally, since our regular insurance doesn’t cover - it’s amazing because the clinic works directly with our coinsurance, which should mean less out of pocket, up front expenses on our side! 🌱 We’ve also talked through all the details and chosen that we’ll likely use our known donor for our next two cycles, likely medicated at-home inseminations, and if those do not result in a BFP, then we’ll move directly to IVF and go back to using our previously chosen anonymous donor. The reason for this is way less overall paperwork, tests, and upfront work. 🌱 Additionally, since we’re in the middle of a medicated cycle, instead of a baseline we saw an early ultrasound of our growing follicles and we have 4 prominent follicles!!!!! We are SOOOOO excited!!!! We start our first dose of final-f tonight, at home, and our ultrasound with our hospital Wednesday, and we’ll probably trigger Wednesday also, given the size of our 4 follies!!!
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  • hernandezamity - A M I T Y @hernandezamity 5 days ago
  • ✨ S U R P R I S E ✨. Baby #3 coming in March 2020. God is blessing our socks off with tiny humans and we are absolutely obsessed with our growing family. Praising God for giving us the big family we’ve always wanted. ❤️ ✨ S U R P R I S E ✨. Baby #3 coming in March 2020. God is blessing our socks off with tiny humans and we are absolutely obsessed with our growing family. Praising God for giving us the big family we’ve always wanted. ❤️
  • ✨ S U R P R I S E ✨. Baby #3 coming in March 2020. God is blessing our socks off with tiny humans and we are absolutely obsessed with our growing family. Praising God for giving us the big family we’ve always wanted. ❤️
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  • recipes4mentalhealth - NICOLE BARKHORDARI | LMFT @recipes4mentalhealth 5 days ago
  • I once heard a really sweet way to describe surrogacy to your children: surrogacy is like baking cookies for a neighbor.  It’s as if our neighbor had all of the ingredients for the cookies but her oven was broken so she brought the cookie dough to our house and we baked them for her.
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I have known @xjandljsmom since we were newborns.  Our little cul de sac where we grew up was full of laughter, kids playing late into the summer nights, touch football games, hide and seek, freeze tag, lemonade sales.  It really was the good old days.  Tj and I have drifted apart geographically at different times in our lives, but there is this forever bond that keeps us close.
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I am so honored to feature Tj as our Woman of the Week for #womenwednesdays.  As I have watched her life unfold, Tj has always been a vibrant spirit.  She has an infectious energy and passion for life that is so unique and inspiring.  She is humble and confident, beautiful and adventurous. She leads her life with generosity and gives other parents such an incredible gift, to have their own children!
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@xjandljsmom comments, "One of the best things Jenn and I have experienced in life is being able to help these families grow and they are kind enough to help us as well. I’m pretty open to telling people that this is not completely selfless; they have helped me get almost completely out of debt, they make sure I have a house keeper and help with child care, they go to every single appointment with me and have taken me to countless dinners and lunches and surprised me with soup, orange juice and snacks when I was sick. This couple and the other one I carried for will forever have a huge place in my heart and every time I see their babies it’s complete love and joy for me. I feel so so fortunate I have had the ability to be a surrogate!”
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Tag a woman who inspires you, maybe we will feature them as our next Woman of the Week!

@aae_photo I once heard a really sweet way to describe surrogacy to your children: surrogacy is like baking cookies for a neighbor. It’s as if our neighbor had all of the ingredients for the cookies but her oven was broken so she brought the cookie dough to our house and we baked them for her. . I have known @xjandljsmom since we were newborns. Our little cul de sac where we grew up was full of laughter, kids playing late into the summer nights, touch football games, hide and seek, freeze tag, lemonade sales. It really was the good old days. Tj and I have drifted apart geographically at different times in our lives, but there is this forever bond that keeps us close. . I am so honored to feature Tj as our Woman of the Week for #womenwednesdays. As I have watched her life unfold, Tj has always been a vibrant spirit. She has an infectious energy and passion for life that is so unique and inspiring. She is humble and confident, beautiful and adventurous. She leads her life with generosity and gives other parents such an incredible gift, to have their own children! . @xjandljsmom comments, "One of the best things Jenn and I have experienced in life is being able to help these families grow and they are kind enough to help us as well. I’m pretty open to telling people that this is not completely selfless; they have helped me get almost completely out of debt, they make sure I have a house keeper and help with child care, they go to every single appointment with me and have taken me to countless dinners and lunches and surprised me with soup, orange juice and snacks when I was sick. This couple and the other one I carried for will forever have a huge place in my heart and every time I see their babies it’s complete love and joy for me. I feel so so fortunate I have had the ability to be a surrogate!” . Tag a woman who inspires you, maybe we will feature them as our next Woman of the Week! @aae_photo
  • I once heard a really sweet way to describe surrogacy to your children: surrogacy is like baking cookies for a neighbor. It’s as if our neighbor had all of the ingredients for the cookies but her oven was broken so she brought the cookie dough to our house and we baked them for her. . I have known @xjandljsmom since we were newborns. Our little cul de sac where we grew up was full of laughter, kids playing late into the summer nights, touch football games, hide and seek, freeze tag, lemonade sales. It really was the good old days. Tj and I have drifted apart geographically at different times in our lives, but there is this forever bond that keeps us close. . I am so honored to feature Tj as our Woman of the Week for #womenwednesdays. As I have watched her life unfold, Tj has always been a vibrant spirit. She has an infectious energy and passion for life that is so unique and inspiring. She is humble and confident, beautiful and adventurous. She leads her life with generosity and gives other parents such an incredible gift, to have their own children! . @xjandljsmom comments, "One of the best things Jenn and I have experienced in life is being able to help these families grow and they are kind enough to help us as well. I’m pretty open to telling people that this is not completely selfless; they have helped me get almost completely out of debt, they make sure I have a house keeper and help with child care, they go to every single appointment with me and have taken me to countless dinners and lunches and surprised me with soup, orange juice and snacks when I was sick. This couple and the other one I carried for will forever have a huge place in my heart and every time I see their babies it’s complete love and joy for me. I feel so so fortunate I have had the ability to be a surrogate!” . Tag a woman who inspires you, maybe we will feature them as our next Woman of the Week! @aae_photo
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  • rowenfamily - Rowen Moms @rowenfamily 6 days ago
  • Yesterday: A hard day. A #bfn meant we were out and cycle was officially over at CD28. I was already feeling the cramps coming on. Yesterday was also the first time I’ve cried in public over infertility. 🌱

My wife and I did an evening run to Whole Foods for groceries and we were right by the baked goods and I said something about wanting something sweet and that I deserved it. And she kinda cocked her head and looked at me and I said “you know because I think another failed cycle deserves a treat,” or something and then I just bawled. We don’t keep sweets in the house at all, so we did get something, but it took me a few minutes to cry it out and put myself together and babe just kept her arms around me.
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This shit is hard, y’all. I try to stay as positive as a I can but it’s really wearing on me day in and day out. Trying to stay as sane as possible and be good to myself. I know our future baby is on their way eventually. Yesterday: A hard day. A #bfn meant we were out and cycle was officially over at CD28. I was already feeling the cramps coming on. Yesterday was also the first time I’ve cried in public over infertility. 🌱 My wife and I did an evening run to Whole Foods for groceries and we were right by the baked goods and I said something about wanting something sweet and that I deserved it. And she kinda cocked her head and looked at me and I said “you know because I think another failed cycle deserves a treat,” or something and then I just bawled. We don’t keep sweets in the house at all, so we did get something, but it took me a few minutes to cry it out and put myself together and babe just kept her arms around me. 🌱 This shit is hard, y’all. I try to stay as positive as a I can but it’s really wearing on me day in and day out. Trying to stay as sane as possible and be good to myself. I know our future baby is on their way eventually.
  • Yesterday: A hard day. A #bfn meant we were out and cycle was officially over at CD28. I was already feeling the cramps coming on. Yesterday was also the first time I’ve cried in public over infertility. 🌱 My wife and I did an evening run to Whole Foods for groceries and we were right by the baked goods and I said something about wanting something sweet and that I deserved it. And she kinda cocked her head and looked at me and I said “you know because I think another failed cycle deserves a treat,” or something and then I just bawled. We don’t keep sweets in the house at all, so we did get something, but it took me a few minutes to cry it out and put myself together and babe just kept her arms around me. 🌱 This shit is hard, y’all. I try to stay as positive as a I can but it’s really wearing on me day in and day out. Trying to stay as sane as possible and be good to myself. I know our future baby is on their way eventually.
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  • lizzaoilylife - 🅛🅜🅞🅡🅐🅛🅔🅢 @lizzaoilylife 1 week ago
  • •••••• Focus Roller••••••• Todo lo que aplicamos tópico (nuestra piel) entra a nuestro torrente sanguíneo en 26 segundos y empieza actuar en 2 mn 💡 Wow imagínense lo bello que suena eso 💙 imagínense no tener que estar tomando medicamentos por que realmente tenemos alternativas naturales #wow 
Este Roller contiene:
#cedarwood: anti inflamatorio,Diurético,Antiséptico,insecticida,sedante y astringente
•Sus Usos: Add,AdHD, Ansiedad,Repelente,Soriasis y si sigo no termino.

#Lavander: Sedante,Antibacterial, antihistamínico, citofiláctico y regenerativo. • Sus usos: insomnio,Ansiedad,alta presión,migraña,cortaduras, emocional,quemaduras un sin fin de usos.

#Vetiver: sedativo,anti espasmo, inmunoestimulante,estimulante,antiséptico. • Sus usos: ADD, ADHD, Concentración,Problemas de Aprendizaje, PTSD, Depresión, Ansiedad, Depresión Posparto,Estrías  y un sin fin de Usos OJO uno de mis aceites Favoritos 💯🔥 #Orange: Energizante, Sedativo,antiséptico,Antidepresivo, anti carcinoma, inmunoestimulante. •Sus usos:
Insomnio,Stress,menopausia,deficiencia de energía,quemaduras,irritabilidad,Depresión y concentración 🍊 •••••• Focus Roller••••••• Todo lo que aplicamos tópico (nuestra piel) entra a nuestro torrente sanguíneo en 26 segundos y empieza actuar en 2 mn 💡 Wow imagínense lo bello que suena eso 💙 imagínense no tener que estar tomando medicamentos por que realmente tenemos alternativas naturales #wow Este Roller contiene: #cedarwood: anti inflamatorio,Diurético,Antiséptico,insecticida,sedante y astringente •Sus Usos: Add,AdHD, Ansiedad,Repelente,Soriasis y si sigo no termino. #lavander: Sedante,Antibacterial, antihistamínico, citofiláctico y regenerativo. • Sus usos: insomnio,Ansiedad,alta presión,migraña,cortaduras, emocional,quemaduras un sin fin de usos. #vetiver: sedativo,anti espasmo, inmunoestimulante,estimulante,antiséptico. • Sus usos: ADD, ADHD, Concentración,Problemas de Aprendizaje, PTSD, Depresión, Ansiedad, Depresión Posparto,Estrías y un sin fin de Usos OJO uno de mis aceites Favoritos 💯🔥 #orange: Energizante, Sedativo,antiséptico,Antidepresivo, anti carcinoma, inmunoestimulante. •Sus usos: Insomnio,Stress,menopausia,deficiencia de energía,quemaduras,irritabilidad,Depresión y concentración 🍊
  • •••••• Focus Roller••••••• Todo lo que aplicamos tópico (nuestra piel) entra a nuestro torrente sanguíneo en 26 segundos y empieza actuar en 2 mn 💡 Wow imagínense lo bello que suena eso 💙 imagínense no tener que estar tomando medicamentos por que realmente tenemos alternativas naturales #wow Este Roller contiene: #cedarwood: anti inflamatorio,Diurético,Antiséptico,insecticida,sedante y astringente •Sus Usos: Add,AdHD, Ansiedad,Repelente,Soriasis y si sigo no termino. #lavander: Sedante,Antibacterial, antihistamínico, citofiláctico y regenerativo. • Sus usos: insomnio,Ansiedad,alta presión,migraña,cortaduras, emocional,quemaduras un sin fin de usos. #vetiver: sedativo,anti espasmo, inmunoestimulante,estimulante,antiséptico. • Sus usos: ADD, ADHD, Concentración,Problemas de Aprendizaje, PTSD, Depresión, Ansiedad, Depresión Posparto,Estrías y un sin fin de Usos OJO uno de mis aceites Favoritos 💯🔥 #orange: Energizante, Sedativo,antiséptico,Antidepresivo, anti carcinoma, inmunoestimulante. •Sus usos: Insomnio,Stress,menopausia,deficiencia de energía,quemaduras,irritabilidad,Depresión y concentración 🍊
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