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.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
The end is near....
Bedrest hasn't been too bad. With all the appointments I have it doesn't seem as if I'm on bedrest. I had a BPP (biophysical profile) and Hannah's amniotic fluid was low (2.9) so I am being monitored more closely now. I have to go to the hospital Tuesdays and Fridays for a non-stress test and Wednesdays to the clinic for my regular appt and BPP. It won't be for too long because the tentative c-section date is Dec. 26!!!!!! If the fluid drops then they will do it sooner.
Must admit I'm glad the end is near...it is so hard to get around, everything hurts. I feel guilty saying it but it's true. Sitting is uncomfortable, walking is a very hard task. Matthew's head is up my rib cage and Hannah is very low. No matter what I still don't want them to come before 36 weeks although based on the measurements they would be fine if I went into labor. At 34 weeks Hannah is weighing 4 lbs 9 oz and Matthew weighs 4 lbs 13 oz. They will definitely be coming home with us.
We are so thrilled that they will be born soon. I think Ivan is more excited then I am. Anxiety is kicking in and I'm starting to question my ability to care for them. Fortunately I will have my mother to help me so that is a relief.
Hope everyone is doing well.
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