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Some advice
Hello, everyone. How have you all been? It's been a while since I last posted. I hope all of you are doing good. I was actually really busy. Parenthood is exciting but also really hectic. It's almost like I barely sleep these days! Hold that thought, while I ask for some advice. As you all know, I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter. As recently as eight months ago. So, I've been thinking about going for a second. I had a lot of success for my first one thanks to IVF. I will most probably need to rely on assisted conception, again. However, do you guys think it's a good idea to go for a second baby as early as eight months, in? P.S, my husband thinks we should wait for a few months.
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Hi, I'm doing great. I hope you're okay, too. You should sleep more! I know it's really hard to manage everything. Especially, when it's your first time. But, at least you're blessed with this experience! I think it's all about you. If you feel comfortable, and you think you can manage. Then, you really should go for it. I think it would make sense going for it, this early. Then, you can have both your kids growing up at the same time. I would definitely prefer that. It's your decision to make though. Good luck to you. You can do it!
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Hello, Madison! It's great to have you back! Yeah, it has been a while, now. You're thinking about going for a second? How cute! Good luck to you. I definitely agree with what Maline has to say. I think it's a great idea!
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You should go for it. Parenthood is supposed to be hectic. Plus, I think your daughter would love to have a sibling growing up. I think it makes sense. I can only offer you advice. In the end, it is your decision to make. If you keep waiting to be ready, you won't ever be. Something always comes up. I think it's nice that you have this dilemma. I'm still trying for my first. Good luck to you. I hope whatever you do, is in the best interest of you! I hope this helps you. Sending lots of baby dust for you. Lots of love to the young one!
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This was really nice of you, all! I needed some advice. I wasn't expecting such an overwhelming response. I'm humbled, really. Thank you so much, guys! I have decided to go for it. My husband needed a bit of convincing. I managed to do it, haha. Yes, you guys are right, Anna, my daughter, should grow up with a sibling. I grew up with three, and it was a fun household. I think I'm going to go for it right away. I'll schedule an appointment with the clinic that I went to. So that I have a better idea about what to do. We think IVF is a straightforward choice. However, my friend told me that IUIs are cheaper, and quite effective as well. Let's see how the test results come out.
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Great idea, Madison! Keep us updated, please. I would love to follow your journey. I also have an appointment planned. We could be TTC buddies! Lots of baby dust for you. Good luck to you!
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Hi, Mindy. How are you holding up? How did your appointment go? I had a really good time! It's great to see such people working at that clinic! They helped me out so much. I'm quite indecisive, myself. I was torn, whether to go for such treatments. They made me feel so much at home! I underwent the IVF procedure. They cleared me for pregnancy. I'm quite excited, actually! I hope to hear some good news, now! The two-week wait is so hard! I hope I get the BFP. I'm not sure I can wait as long again!
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I'm so glad things went smoothly, Madison. That's a good start. You should stay positive and hopeful. IVF is a very good option to pursue. I've met a lot of women who've managed to conceive thanks to IVF. It seems to keep on gaining more popularity. Along with popularity, it's also becoming more effective. That's great to see. I absolutely agree with you, the two-week wait is so tough. It just does not seem to end! I got a BFN after my first one. That was a nightmare, I had zero motivation to go again. Here's to hoping you have different fortunes and get a BFP. May the New Year bring you a BFP! Good luck and keep us updated!
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Firstly, congratulations on your first IVF cycle working out. I am sure that must be so exciting for you. I hope you and the baby are doing well. If you think you are ready to opt for it the second time then you can g forward with it. However, your child is very young at that time and does require your attention. Whereas IVF will require you take medication and shots that could make you very tired and you would also be required to do rest. Therefore, my suggestion to you would be to think about all of these before you take any decision. You could start the process of signing yourself up. This will take some bit of time as well. Maybe by the time you have your IVF treatment started the baby will grow up as well. Good luck to you. I hope whatever decision you decide to opt for it is the best for you. Sending baby dust your way. Do keep us updated.
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Thank you so much, Anna. This is a different perspective. It helps me think about what I want to do! I did not think this through. This is why I like this forum. People are always willing to help each other out! I will make sure to update on how it goes.

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