Archive for March, 2007

Half way mark! (20 week update)

Well, today marks 20 weeks – the half-way point. Although when one considers IVF and the very beginning of this journey, the half-way point should probably have already been long ago.

I’m still here, still pregnant, and nope, I don’t know what I’m having. DH and I decided to save this surprise for the day the baby is born. 🙂 For the first time in these last few weeks, I’ve actually started thinking excitedly more about practical aspects of parenting and preparing for what is ahead. I know I can’t ignore those preparations forever, and feel like they are in the distant and abstract future.
I know that the 2nd trimester in many ways is a good time to get prepared, before one is too heavy and its too close to the due date.
Although speaking of “heaviness”, I’m not even gonna go there. Nope, I’m not gonna be one of those women who gains a svelte 20lbs her entire pregnancy. I havent stepped on the scale of late, but why do I feel like I’m already there at HALF point. My last doc appointment a couple weeks ago, I’d gained about 16. Eik.

On the bright side nausea is better (although still rears its ugly head some days) and as a result I feel much more in control of what I eat. Exercising has not been stellar, but I do try once in a while. I try not to beat myself over the fact that I’m not having the “media-perfect” pregnancy,and try to instead smell the roses and grab every moment of happiness that I can, instead of complaining that things could be more perfect.

There are certainly those moments which are as perfect as can be – like the fact that I’m actually feeling the baby now. It started at around 16 weeks and while the movements are still not on any level of karate kicks, those little pleasant flutters never fail to make my day whenever I feel them, and I’m never too busy to stop and smile.

I have worries about what lies ahead – everything from developing gestational diabetes to having an unpredictable emergency during birth. But I allow myself that moment of worry and then let it go. This is life and how it works, and yes, there will always be things to be afraid of or worry about. But I guess the key is not letting a constant worry over those things drown the appreciation we must have for all the good things that just go by and go by unnoticed and taken for granted.

I’m grateful today for making it to the half-way point and for THIS moment. Its all I can ask for – today.


March 14, 2007 at 11:26 pm 2 comments

Expecting Number 2… :)

My TTC History

Started TTC May 2005
RE diagnosed as unexplained in Feb 06.
natural IUI #1 March 06 - BFP, m/c :(
natural IUI #2 May 06 - BFN
clomid IUI #3 July 06 - BFN
femara IUI #4 August 06 - BFN

Skipping suggested injectables,
moving to IVF
Bloodwork: Oct 12 for lupron
ER estimated 1st week of Nov

25 eggs, 15 fertilized.
1 blast transferred, 6 frozen.
Precious baby Girl born in July 07.

After 2.5 years of Bliss since that BFP...

April 2009: Start of TTC #2.
(Going back for the embies I left)
Apr 15: Start of Natural FET cycle.
May 1: Transferred single blast
May 11: BFN :(
Straight to Natural FET #2
May 29: Transferred single blast
June 4: BFP!!!!
June 8: 1st beta - 177
June 10: 2nd beta - 506

Healthy baby Boy born 2010!

Fast forward several years...

June 2013: Surprised with a completely natural and completely unplanned BFP!
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