When Nature Is Not Enough
IVF will hopefully bring us the miracle we are waiting for.
I'm 37 and have been happily married since Sept. 2002. Ivan is truly my companion in life. Our TTC journey has felt like a never ending roller coaster ride. We had an ectopic PG in Dec. 04 and in April 05 found out my IF is due to tubal abnormality. We were told IVF was our only hope. July 05 we did IVF # 1 and it was a chemical PG. We did IVF # 2 in Oct. 05 and it was a BFN. In Jan. 06 we did a combined fresh and frozen embryo transfer and it was a BFN. We were determined not to give up our dream of having a baby. IVF # 4 was in April 06. The cycle worked like a charm and on December 20, 2006 we were blessed with Hannah and Matthew.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
I can't believe I am 6 months PG. I still get amazed when I look at the mirror and see my belly, which just seems to get bigger and bigger...not complaining.
Things have been going very well. I had an appointment last week. Matthew weighed 1 lb 7 oz and Hannah 1 lb 4 oz. I finally feel them move...what a wonderful experience. When Ivan tries they back off and stay still. It's funny because when he takes his hand out they start moving.
I finally registered. My work shower is on Oct. 17th and my family & friends shower will be I'm assuming some time in November. It was fun picking out things. I was so tempted to buy everything I saw. For the most part I have the essential things I need. I just have to get preemie outfits. The coming home outfit I will leave to my mother, who has been looking forward to shopping for grandkids. These are the first grandkids in my family so they will be spoiled rotten.
Tomorrow is the 2nd year anniversary of Ivan's mother's death. He has been sad and withdrawn these past few weeks. I feel so bad because I know how much he wishes his mother were here to share this with us.
I hope you are all well.
| posted by Liz at 10:08 AM | 13 comments
Friday, September 08, 2006
Free at last!!
Those 12 days of bedrest felt more like 12 weeks. I went on Wed. for my appt and had another cervical check-up. All was normal so they think that last week when it was a 2.8 it was because I was having a contraction. I didn't feel anything. If that was what I had to expect for labor I would say bring it on but that won't be the case. Since all is normal I was relieved of bedrest...YAY.
I came back to work yesterday. I like my job but I was SO happy to be back. I would have been anywhere except home in bed. Although it wasn't fun if I had to do it over again of course I would and if needed for the long haul. I've made some modifications at work and will be reducing my caseload. I already spoke to the director about possibly reducing to part time if need be.
For now I will enjoy my freedom and take it easy.
| posted by Liz at 11:01 AM | 14 comments
Monday, September 04, 2006
I went for another cervical checkup on Friday. It went from a 2.8 on Wed. to a 3.7. I was SO shocked. I wasn't expecting it to improve I was just hoping it would stabilize so that was a wonderful surprise. They still want me to remain on bedrest, especially since its working.
I know this is for the babies but staying home is not easy and it's very boring. Of course now I don't want to watch anything on TV or read a book. I try but I get restless which isn't good since I have nothing else to do. I hope I will get "released" very soon. I have another appt. on Wed...wish me luck.
| posted by Liz at 1:42 AM | 6 comments