Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Happy Update!

If anyone happens to stumble upon this blog, or still follows it, I think it's time to add a happy story.

I don't even remember where I left this. After doing ANOTHER failed cycle early October 2012, using half my husband and half a sperm donor, I had a frozen embryo transfer with our LAST EMBRYO on December 17th 2012. It worked!

I'm now 19 weeks pregnant with a single little baby, and I still can't believe it's true. I just started feeling movements here and there, and can't wait to feel more. A part of me did not want to post anything here until I knew it was the real deal, which is why I waited so long. And another part of me is still afraid (let's face it, every day) that something will go wrong. But all signs point to a healthy pregnancy. 

The only difference this cycle, and I believe what made the ultimate difference, is that my doctor put me on Lovenox. It's so sad that we had to go through three failed cycles just to come to the conclusion to try the Lovenox. I would recommend ladies to ask their docs to put them on Lovenox regardless of immune testing since there is little risk to mother and baby, and in my case it seems to have made all the difference.

At the 18 week check-up, my OB said that she thinks the baby is a little girl, but it was hard to tell because its feet were in the way! We won't know for sure until next week at my 20 week scan. 

I will tell anyone still in the trenches of seeking parenthood: Stick with it. Don't give up. I wish you all the luck and strength in the world. And for those of you whose blogs I've followed and you've already reached parenthood: Thank you for sharing. Your stories of success have helped me see the light at the end of the journey.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! So happy to read the good news! Took me three failed cycles too to finally try Lovenox. The twins are fast asleep as I type this right now. Wishing you the best!, Flygirl