Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just so I can remember #2

1 miscarriage natural
2 failed IVF's

3rd IVF
transferred 4 on Feb 15th

Beta 2/27- 296
Beta 3/1 - 684
Beta 3/7 - 8346

3/7 First US - TWINS!!
Second US March 11
2 hb's 130 and 133

Monday, May 18, 2009

31 weeks tomorrow

I can't believe I'm writing that. My Mom threw a baby shower for us yesterday and I was overwhelmed with the generocity and genuine happiness that everyone showed for us. It was really so exciting.

But never a dull moment right??? Last week I made 2 trips to the hospital with what were termed "premature contractions". Meaning, I was contracting very lightly, but consistently every 4-5 minutes. I had many tests done:
- no UTI
- Fetal fibronectin test came back negative (yay!)
- no other bacterial infections

So, long story short, no one knows why I'm still having these contractions, but as of last Friday, they were not changing my cervix. So, I'm just working to keep this baby in for as long as possible, and she's not showing any real signs of coming early. (gulp)...

Has anyone out there ever had a similar experience?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

First Dog and 26 weeks today!!

Things are going along well (knocking on the nearest wood) with baby girl Harrison. I just can't wait to meet her. When trying to get pregnant, I remember thinking, I just can't wait to experience pregnancy... now, I just can't wait to meet her!!!

I can feel her move all the time, which is so reassuring. I also feel as if everyday she is inside of me the better I feel. I still find myself thinking the worst and I'm trying with all my being to stop that train of thought. "Ok, 26 weeks and I've reached viability, she could survive"... Do you think infertiles ever stop thinking this way?

I read a blog from musicmakermomma (who I am keeping my fingers crossed for) and I was really proud of her. She is facing questionable numbers, but is allowing herself to think positively and relishing in her pregnant status. I think this is wonderful, albeit really hard to do. I am channeling positive thoughts for her.

If you read previous posts, you will see my little furbaby Oscar, who is a Portuguese water dog. So, all the press and pictures about the first dog Bo, have got my heart pounding. I love these little guys and would love to have another puppy. But, I am not crazy. These dogs are all consuming when they are young. They are not your docile, lay down in your lap creatures... they are a true companion. I call Oscar "the inspector". If I am looking for a shoe under the couch, he sticks his face right where my hand is to see what I'm looking for. If I reach into a cabinet and pull something out, he wants to sniff it and check it out.

I wonder how he will be with baby, as he is the baby now. I call him my babydog... and he always will be even though he's turning 8 on April 18th. (gulp). He is so trustworthy with kids, but I've only seen him with babies a few times. I've watched him drop his ball into the infant carrier, or lick excess milk off the babies face. Um yeah, the Mommies were none too pleased about that one.

Anyone have experience with dogs and kids?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

22 weeks and counting...

We are 22 weeks this week and thrilled. I was able to feel our baby GIRL :) move last week for the first time. What an unbelievable feeling. I feel like the baby and I bond everytime she kicks me... too cool.

Keeping my fingers crossed for an uneventful 18 weeks.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I think this is going to happen...

12 weeks, 6 days. 5 Ultrasounds later, I think we are going to have a baby. I can't believe it. I've had some up and down days over the last few weeks, spotting, general fear. But seeing that baby on the ultrasound was simply amazing. Our little bambino was twisting and turning on camera for us and it was just awesome.

Thank you to all the readers out there who have supported me. It really means a lot. I'm not sure how much I'll keep up with this blog, as it was really intended to get me through the hell that is infertility. This blog, and reading others, really helped me to not feel alone.

I will continue to post comments on other's blogs and wish everyone the best of luck :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy AND pregnant!!!!

9 weeks, 3 days, HB 167... :)

RE says that there is now only a 10% chance of miscarrying...

Am I allowed to think I'm going to have a baby??? I am in partial denial, but seeing what actually looks like a baby, with arm buds and a really big head was so incredible.

I can't help it... I'm getting excited.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

7 weeks 2 days

My husband and I saw the little buggers heartbeat today. We cried. Well, I cried. I was so happy and relieved at the same time. This was the time where we learned of our last miscarriage, so I'm really excited. I know we are not out of the woods yet, but it was so amazing to see that heartbeat (153bpm) :) Measuring 7 weeks 4 days, so right on track...