International Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

**Blueberries**

Where in Israel are you?  DH and I just moved to Tel Aviv and I'm so happy to see another Nestie in milk and honey-land!

Re: **Blueberries**

  • We live just outside Jerusalem. Also, I see you are formerly from Boston. I grew up in MA and went to school in the Boston area, DH is from Toronto. We've been in Israel 3 yrs and 9 yrs respectively. For me, I think the hardest part has been the language and also the abrasiveness of the culture...I am really conflict-avoidant and I hate yelling. How are you finding it so far?
    [url=http://daisypath.com][img]http://davf.daisypath.com/VZBbm5.png[/img][/url]

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    our history: 6 IUIs, 5 IVF transfers (3 fresh, 2 frozen)

    4 losses - 7w4d, 5w2d, and our beautiful twins born too soon at 20 weeks gestation due to PPROM/PTL, which was preceded by a partial placental abruption

    "A person's a person, no matter how small." (Dr. Seuss)

    currently: long-shot Clomid/Prednisone cycle before our next IVF worked (so far)!!

    beta 1 (13dpo): 146, beta 2 (15dpo): 391, beta 3 (18dpo): 955, beta 4 (20dpo): 2341, beta 5 (22dpo): 4885, u/s #1 (6w5d) - one beautiful squiggly measuring 6w6d, HR 139 bpm

    u/s #2 (7w6d) - a gummy bear measuring 8w0d, HR 167 bpm

    <a href="http://journeytobabyg.blogspot.com">1000 Oceans</a>
  • So far it's okay.  DH and I are getting used to it.  Dealing with the gov't has been peachy (argh) and we can't wait for our container to clear customs.  I start Ulpan at the end of January so I am looking forward to being able to speak more than just the few words I know.  I still cry every time a cafe doesn't have an English menu.  

    As for the culture, DH and I have decided to embrace the craziness.  We parked in the middle of the street a few weeks ago and I'm actually a good driver here!  I've been writing about our experiences in my blog and I find it cathartic.  

    I can't wait to make friends.  I find myself asking DH where I can meet chicks!  Today I picked up a girl at the mall--got her digits--so I'm hoping we will meet for coffee or something.  Argh!

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