Well you might be wondering...natural blessing? or Fertility treatments?
We have ourselves an IVF baby and are so blessed that this round worked!
We started birth control back in February. It was the hardest thing not talking about it-or blogging about it! We knew though that this time around we needed this to not only be about 'just us' but we needed to 'focus' more on us! So unfortunately the person who loves to talk and document everything was left keeping very quiet!
This cycle was VERY different from others, and esp. our last IVF cycle! In the beginning of this cycle I did acupuncture. I didn't quite know how much I would like it, but to be honest it's amazing. The relaxation it gave me was beyond great! My medicine was also increased, which helped tremendously.
Last year we went almost 2 weeks over from when they projected me to have the retrieval, my eggs were 'ok' but not great! This cycle I received nothing BUT good news---I went on time and perfect!
The day of the retrieval was a little hard; for some reason this year I've been having horrible vein problems....they have been collapsing and rolling...so it took several times to get my IV in which left me in tears....
However, the news that they retrieved 28 very good looking eggs made up for having sore hands (It's crazy what you will go through to have a little blessing!) This cycle they did ICSI which made a HUGE difference. Last cycle only two blastocyst made it to transfer and they weren't in the best of quality...this time we had 5, 2 to transfer and 3 to freeze...
The day of transfer was an amazing feeling...Zach and I just had good thoghts this whole time. Something was bound to go right...
I took so much time off of work this time, almost 2 weeks for retrieval and transfer...I wanted that extra rest to make sure my baby/babies stuck!!
Last cycle I started testing around day 6-7 days past transfer and tested multiple times a day until my beta, however last cycle the day before my beta the test went negative over night...oh what a horrible day that was!
So this cycle I debated if I wanted to test or not...I woke up on FOUR days past and had the urgency to test....It's so hard not to! I knew I wouldn't see anything that early, but little to my surprise was a line...the same darkness as I saw last year at day 6-7...so you can only imagine how much that thrilled me! I continued to test...it was the only thing that kept me sane...call me crazy but this was my sense of relief every morning and every night!
I don't really like the term 'prego' but I didn't take quite enough for 'pregnant' haha...I took alot though!
May 7th was the BIG DAY...I found out early (around 3-4 weeks) that I was pregnant...and I had to wait until MAY 7th for our ultrasound, that was 3 whole weeks...the hardest wait ever! This ultrasound of course would tell us how many, and also if our baby/babies were on track!
I can't tell you the joy in my heart when I saw that little flicker or heart beat! I can't tell you the thoughts that were going through my head...I thought I would be sad that both didn't make it, but all I could do was rejoice at that perfect little squishy blob on the screen!
CHRISTMAS DAY this little miracle is due! I can't think of a better birthday than to share one with Jesus! Although who knows when I will officially go into labor...but it's exiting to think about it!
This little jelly bean is so loved!