Friday, October 2, 2009

and the cat finally makes its way out of the bag..

Ok. So I have been a craptastic blogger as of late. But I have a good reason for it!

Most of you have been around long enough to know of our struggle to become parents. We've have four previous miscarriages, multiple treatments, surgeries, etc. all for the eventual great end result of a little one of our own one day.

We were supposed to start trying in September. Our doctor was going to use some fertility drug with this next pregnancy trial to see if we could possibly get a better result with some help.

Remember this classic Friends' moment?


That 97% effectiveness?

So true.


Not going to lie- I freaked out. I literally had to be talked out of a panic attack by my oh so perfect husband. After some calming words from him and my friend Donner, I was almost ready to handle my little positive pee stick. I had to realize that this is what all the work was for. Everything was for this result.

Needless to say, I didn't stop panicking. We went straight to the doctor for a blood draw and I proceeded to start bawling my eyes out again. Now I wasn't upset that I was pregnant, not at all. But I didn't think we were ready. It wasn't September, our doc didn't say "Go do it now!", there were no fertility drugs. I was freaking out.

My doc told me to go home and chill out. He'd do my worrying for me.

Right.

We got started on meds right away. I started progesterone suppositories right away, but they weren't getting my numbers up where they should have been, so we switched to a nightly shot of progesterone oil in my back. Ouch. I started HCG injections twice a week, heparin injections twice a day, and a whole slew of pills.

At 6 weeks we had our first ultrasound to check our progress.

Everything looked pretty good. Baby's heart was beating away at about 115 beats per minute. Dr. O saw some movement in the placenta which he wasn't sure about and said that the yolk sac was a bit abnormal. He then upped some of my meds and said he'd see me in a week.

Two days later, I had some bleeding.

Went right back in and saw the babe again. It had grown just as much as it should have in 2 days, and the problems we saw on the previous ultrasound seemed to be clearing up. The only thing the doc could think was that possibly I was having an immune problem and my immune system was attacking the baby. So on to immuno-suppressors I went.

I went back a little after 7 weeks and was a nervous wreck. I always seem to have my problems right about this time. Not this time. There was our babe bouncing around on the screen, heart beating at around 156 bpm!!


One week later with a heartbeat around 177 bpm.


Honestly? I'm still in freakin' shock. We're almost 13 weeks pregnant. We're going to have a baby in April. This is actually happening for us.

We are over the moon. I can't quit grinning (well now that I'm done with all the nice gross stuff- don't you worry, there's an all honesty prego post coming!), Mr. Perfect can't quit rubbing my stomach. We could care less if it's a boy or a girl. We just can't quit thanking God for our baby. This is our miracle. This is what we've been praying for since it seemed it wouldn't happen for us. This baby is such a blessing and we can't believe we've been given such an amazing gift!

I just wanted to thank you ladies for your constant encouragement through all this. I know when I've been at my lowest points, that I can always come to you guys for some much needed cheering up. You've been my rocks! I honestly can't wait to go down this next road with all ya'll right along with us!

And just for grins...


My 12 week belly. It's there, though I don't know how since the first trimester about killed me and wittled 9 pounds off my body with a quickness.

To be continued.. =)

35 comments:

Shaina said...

I have tears in my eyes!!! I am so, so, SO happy for you. And I can't believe that after everything you have been through, trying to get pregnant, it just HAPPENED!!! Amazing. I am thrilled and can't wait to hear more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Pink Chick said...

I am so happy for you! Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you two that I started bouncing up and down in my cubical. Seriously. (the guy next to me thinks I nuts)

Meg said...

Ahhh! I'm SO excited for you guys! What a blessing!

Sara said...

Congratulations! You only think you're not ready... I'm sure you are. Wishing you all the best.

Sunshinemeg said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! Ahhhhh! I am so happy for you and your husband. What great news. You are going to have a baby! Can't wait to follow you for this adventure. Good luck with everything and congrats, my friend = )

Abbie said...

I knew it! Congratulations!

Am said...

Oh! I teared up reading this!!! Congratulations!!!!!

The New Black said...

Such exciting news! Congrats Momma!

Jennifer said...

Oh yay! I am so so excited for you! I have been praying soooo hard for y'all and I am so happy to hear this! I am going to keep praying that everything keeps going as planned! Enjoy every minute!

It Is Everlasting said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Oh my how our God is so faithful! How amazing that you get to carry this miracle within you. I couldn't be happier for you.

Jen said...

CONGRATS!!!!

LPC said...

Congratulations!

Brown Girl said...

OH MY GAWD!!!! Yeah!!! How exciting for you, I'm so happy for the both of you!!! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to hear/read all about it. You can name it brown girl/boy if you want ;)

EL said...

hi, and congratulations! ive just started reading your blog the past few weeks and i was so excited for you after reading this post!

Annie said...

how exciting!!!
so happy for the both of you!! :)
keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! excited to follow your journey :)

Megan said...

Ahhhh!!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations! So exciting!

Preppy 101 said...

Congratulations!! The best time ever!! xoxo

Hayley said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am for you guys. I literally wanted to cry when i read this.

Awesome, awesome, awesome news!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness...how EXCITING!!! So happy for you, congrats :)

d.a.r. said...

OMG OMG I totally cried reading this, I am SOOOOO happy for you!

Practically Perfect... said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations! I kept hoping and hoping that this wasn't going to be a sad post that ended badly, and I'm so glad that it didn't! Yay! I'll definitely be praying for you and your new little one :-)

emily said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations to you and your hubby :)This is such wonderful knews and I know you are both so excited. I will def. keep you and the baby in my prayers girl!

SassyEngineer said...

I'm so super excited for you!!! I'm smiling too, and I just can't believe you have been keeping this secret for 13 weeks! I will definitely keep praying for you and the baby and that all continues to go smoothly. I'm just so happy for you! (Also, I think your dress is super cute in that picture too)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Just caught up! SO happy for you!!! Congrats! Can't wait to read more about it!

Grad3 said...

YES!!!!!! So overly thrilled for you I can't even explain it... you have made my day :))))))

Also, glad to hear that your dr was forward thinking enough to get you on the immune suppressants ;)

~Huge, Warm, Hugs~

In this wonderful life... said...

YAAAAAAAY! I've been waiting on this post ;) It brought big tears, of course!! SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO happy for you guys!!! I'll still be praying all is well!! LOVE LOVE

Solar Powered said...

first time to your blog and i think a major round of congratulations are in order! I can't wait to follow your journey.

MissJody said...

Sweetie, I'm so happy for you two.
Sending you a hug :)
**Love to new blog look**

Trac~ said...

YAY!!! Congratulations to you and the hubby! That is AWESOME news and I will pray that you have a wonderfully safe and easy pregnancy and delivery! Big hugs! :o)

Simply Me said...

I know I already said congrats but now this is something else hhehe
I’m doing a scarf exchange- I’d really love for you to be part of it. It’s going to be awesome!! Head over to my blog and leave me a comment if you want to join in, the more the merrier!!
Plus you will get a little gift in the mail from me regardless!
Xoxox
Kate
www.kateandkylie.com

Saskia said...

YAYAYYAYAYAYYAYYYYYYY!!!!!

Congratulations!!! What WONDERFUL news!!! I am thoroughly excited for you!

I am praying that all goes well for you in this special time.

Saskia xx

Ashley Paige said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh!! I can't believe I missed reading this post! Lovie!!! This is so exciting! I am beyond happy for you guys! Soo many congratulations :) Lot's of love, prayers and baby dust headed your way!! Yayyyyyy!!

Kassie said...

AHHH!! I'm just now catching up on posts, and saw this. SO SO SO SO SO SO many congratulations. That is absolutely incredible, and I couldn't be more happy for you two. I'm literally jumping right now for you.

Can't wait to "see" your journey. :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ahhhhhhhh yaaaaaay!!! congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys! I'll be praying and can't wait to keep following your journey girl!

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