This is the story of my infertility journey, hopefully it will one day soon have a happy ending.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Long overdue post
I haven't posted in forever but I have been keeping up with many of the blogs I started reading at the end of last year! I am so happy for so many of my fellow bloggers who have become pregnant during the last 9 months - in fact one blogger is going in for her scheduled C tomorrow and will finally get to meet her twins, such exciting news! And one blogger just announced today that her HCG levels are rising and she is pregnant - I wish her all the best in the upcoming months.
Now for my update - I am 22 weeks now and I am very happy to announce that we are having a little girl. I totally felt like it was going to be a boy but I was proven wrong. We've had two ultrasounds since 19 weeks and both determined that the gender was female, we have a 3D ultrasound booked in November which I'm looking forward to, I want to see my little tummy monkey dance around again!
I have all my bedding for the nursery and now we have to paint, decorate and assemble the furniture (once it arrives)! I'm really excited to get the nursery set up, so I can dress it and start putting all of her little clothes into the room - all the fun girly stuff!
The pregnancy thus far hasn't been too bad, I started taking diclectin for morning sickness at around 11 weeks, we've tried to ween me off it but I'm still taking two pills a day and still feeling sick in the evenings. I have been feeling her move since around 17 weeks but in the last 3 weeks I've noticed her getting much stronger. She moves around all the time - poking me and and kicking. I love her movement most of the time but at night when I'm trying to sleep I wish she would just calm down and sleep too. I've been having pretty bad back/hip pain the last week, I guess I'll just have to see what happens there. And sleeping is almost a joke - I can't get into a deep sleep. I fall asleep easily but only sleep a few hours and have to pee or just wake up for no reason and can't fall asleep again or get comfy. My dh says I toss and turn all night to - ohwell!
I hopefully will update more often! I have a few pics to post. There is a 19 week ultrasound pic and a few from my 19 week maternity shoot. I've been working with a photographer who is building his maternity portfolio, so we are doing a series from 19 weeks and are planning to do at least 2 more shoots!
I am a mother to three precious babies, but only able to parent two of my beautiful children after the death of one of my twin boys. This is my life after losing my dear Julian.
I used to blog about my infertility journey, but I was given 3 amazing babies with the use of IVM fertility treatment.
Jan '08 - Stopped BCP Summer '08 - Thought there might be a fertility issue. Aug '08 - Diagnosed with PCOS, started Met. Nov '08 - 50mg Clomid, ovulated with progesterone level 103-BFN Dec '08 - 25mg Clomid, did not ovulate Jan '09 - MF Diagnosed Feb '09 - 50mg Clomid, ovulated with progesterone level 98 - BFN March '09 - 50mg Clomid, did not ovulate (?huh?) March '09 - Determined IVM was the next step, just waiting for AF to come so we can get the IVM show on the road May '09 - IVM cycle started May 21 '09 - Egg retrieval, 9 eggs retrieved (less then expected) May 22 '09 - 8 out of 9 eggs matured with IVM, only 2 fertilized with ICSI (crap...now there is also a genetic issue) May 25 '09 - 2, 8 cell grade B embryos transferred (who knows what will happen) May '09 - 2ww...not hopeful June 8 '09 - BFP Beta #1 418 (wow) June 15 '09 - Beta #2 5870 J