Saturday, September 1, 2012

Long overdue

I have been meaning to give y'all an update for the past four months. The babies are here! I had a scheduled c-section at 37 weeks since baby girl was breech and baby boy was transverse. They were born and were blessedly healthy, baby girl was 7 lbs 3 oz and 19 inches and baby boy was 8 lbs 2 oz and 21 inches. We were so thankful to finally get them, they are beautiful. They are now four months old and growing like weeds.

I decided not to go on birth control on the off chance that I could maybe, possibly, hopefully get pregnant on my own. You know, be one of those miracle stories of someone who spends years doing fertility treatments and then magically gets pregnant on their own? Here's hoping... If that doesn't work I think I will try ivf one more time and see if I can get another miracle baby. I worry about it though, will it work again? Is waiting a year going to be too long? Will I have any eggs left by that point? I try to remind myself that I have two beautiful babies and if I don't get anymore that it will be ok. But the reality of possibly giving up the dreams for a big family is hard. I hope you are all well. I think of you often.


  1. Congratulations!!! They're gorgeous! And, 4 months already? Mine are 4 months, now, too (they were 2 months premature, though) and I have no idea how that amount of time has gone by already.

    I love that last preggo picture of you! It looks like you are smuggling a basketball onto a tennis court.

    Good luck with the potential "natural miracle." I'm not going back on the pill, either, because I just can't deal with the hormones anymore. But, we're not waiting for a natural miracle -- we're going to go with "other" protection. The thought of adding another to the chaos of our twins right now scares the living daylight out of me!!! :) And, hey, if something "sneaks" through and a miracle occurs? I guess it was meant to be!

  2. Hi,
    I came across you blog and found it very inspiring. I also have very low ovarian reserve (I'm 34, AMH 0.6)... and think about the what ifs... what if I had gone to specialist sooner, what if I had not waited so long...?

    We did 1 round of IVF got 3 oocytes, 3 fertilized, but none took. :( We started another round, and I had very low response -we cancelled the cycle. :( We are taking a break, waiting until after the new year to start another cycle again, but I was curious about your protocol... what drugs did you use? I'm worried that we will never get a response like we did the first time... and it hurts! So, just doing research to see what has worked for others.
    THANKS! and congrats! your babies are beautiful!! :)