…and my son and I are Vasa Previa survivors! Hospitalization began on December 13 and he was born 1 week later via scheduled Caesarian at 35 weeks, 0 days. He is beautiful and perfect and I can’t believe how blessed we are. He was born 6 lbs, 9 oz, 20″ long. (Amazing for only 35 … More I am a Mother of TWO!!
Today is Thanksgiving and I am unbelievably grateful. I have a wonderful (understatement) husband, a healthy, smart, happy 17 month old, a beautiful home, a great job, a thriving business on the side, a supportive and loving extended family, and a healthy little baby boy in the oven. Lord knows our family has seen its … More Happy Thanksgiving!
Why must it always be something? I am 21 weeks and cannot believe it’s been so long since I posted. My 1yo daughter is doing great and my husband and I are looking forward to welcoming our little boy. Last week at our 20-week scan, we saw our little miracle waving, bouncing and twisting – … More Velamentous cord insertion and Placenta Previa
Short story: went in yesterday for my 1st ultrasound. Only 1 little guy implanted and his heartbeat (120) was visible and audible!! God is so amazing! While I am grieving the loss of my other little man, I am so unbelievably grateful to have a healthy son growing in my tummy. (Ever cried happy and … More One Heartbeat, but a Heartbeat!
Our 2nd IVF cycle was a success! My 1st beta was 10 days post transfer, my 2nd was today (14 days post transfer) and my numbers are doubling just as they should be. My God, what an amazing miracle. I have 2 little boys baking in my tummy! So, as usual, there’s something troubling me … More I’m Pregnant!!!
I am writing this from my sofa, 90 minutes post-FET! We decided to transfer our 2 boys and I really feel amazing about that decision. My transfer was postponed twice because my lining wouldn’t thicken. Finally, my estradiol (Estrace – the little blue pill) was increased to 5 x per day – 3 oral and … More Buns in the Oven
I told you this cycle feels incredibly fast. It still does. I went in for an ultrasound yesterday and my “beautiful” lining measured 7.5. I’ve increased Estrace to 3x per day, and will start progesterone in oil on Friday. (As in, 2 days from today.) my FET is scheduled for next Thursday, April 27. My … More Decisions
So, 9 blasts made it to testing. 2 came back normal. Both are…. BOYS!!!!! How crazy/awesome is that?!?! I started Estrace and baby aspirin this morning.things are moving so much faster this time; it’s almost too fast. Lol Next decision: How many embryos to transfer?? My gut says 2, in order to increase chances but … More Boy, oh Boy!
Anyone who has struggled with infertility (myself included) knows it’s an absolute miracle to have one child, not to mention more than one. Magically, we not only got pregnant on our 1st IVF attempt, we were able to put 29 embryos on ice in case we wanted more children! (Doc retrieved a total of 51 … More Ugh…I Feel so Guilty About so Much!
Well, folks…we have decided to begin our 2nd IVF cycle! It’s super-exciting and even more nerve-wrecking (as anyone who’s gone through IVF knows) but we are doing it. My little is now 9.5 months old, and is the most amazing little girl I’ve ever known. She is always ecstatic. Like, always. She greets everyone with … More Depends on how your Lining Develops