Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Inside Scoop

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!


15 comments:

Ashley said...

I am SOOO happy for you guys!! I've been following your blog for about 2 years now and I'm so happy you guys have your little miracle finally on the way!!

Jesica said...

Congratulations again! I don't know how much you've been following along with other blogs while you've been taking a break but there have been TONS of BFP's rolling through the community. If you pop by my blog there's about 45 other pregnant infertiles that are due from around June (eek, so soon!) to Christmas. Check it out if you're looking to find some other preggo infertiles who are due around the same time as you! 2012 has been amazing for the infertiles!

Carly said...

Oh my, this is amazing!!! MASSIVE congratulations to you and the hubby! You must be over the moon...and back again. I'll be looking forward to the updates on the pregnancy for the next 8 months!

sunnyside up said...

Congrats!!!
I must admit this year has been amazing for BFP's!!
I thought I had a problem testing - you have me beat!
I might have to show my husband just so he doesn't lecture me when I come out of the bathroom with another test and attempt to hide it.
So happy for you!!!

Chell said...

I am so happy for you guys! I have been following your blog for a few years now and this is just awesome news!

Nana's News said...

I started to check your blog this morning, but was very busy and didn't do it. Just a while ago I was checking on insurance for an employee and saw your blog name on my favorites. I thought to myself, well she hasn't been posting too much lately, then told myself NO, don't give up! And to my total surprise the news we have all been praying for.
So very very happy for all of you. We have us a Christmas Baby and hope you do too. We just get finished with all the Christmas gifts, then we haul out all the birthday gifts. I am her Nana so I will always make this day special for her, as I'm sure you will for your little miracle.

waiting said...

You posted on my blog a while back when I posted my infertility story on Kelly's Korner. I added you to my favorites and having been checking on you regularly. I am SO EXCITED for you! Praise God from whom all blessings flow:)

Amber @ Luv and Laughter said...

Congrats on your little blessing!

Jamie said...

Darlin I swear. This is just so beautiful. Ive been watching for years. I have prayed for this here post sooo many times. I am so excited for you guys. I cant stop crying. I dont know a single person/persons who deserve this more and on Christmas day none the less. God is speaking loud and clear. Noel? Or Noelle? I cant wait to find out! God Bless your family many times over. I can only imagine how your mother/family feels right now.

teacher101 said...

Been waiting to hear how it all went. Very exciting! Congrats!

Ania said...

I love how you told your families. We put a pic of the positive test in a mothers day card and took video of everyone's reactions. I'm due jan 12 after ttc for 2 years. We have our first ultrasound tomorrow and I'm beyond excited!

Kim said...

Congrats!!! so glad you got your miracle :)

Peppermint Patty said...

I don't come on blogger all the time anymore, but I check occasionly and your blog is always one that I check.

Lo and behold...Tiffany and Zack are going to have a baby!

Yay!!!

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