Just want to make sure this blog isn't deleted. My surprise #3 child just turned 3 years old.
Monday, October 21, 2013
If you are reading this for the first time, please be aware that many of the links on the side are outdated... I need to update that, and many other areas of my obviously neglected blog.
Hello! Not quite sure why I never came back here to at least update....over 2 years later and here I am. I decided to come back because today is the 2 year anniversary of when my 3rd child was miraculously conceived without IVF.
I last left off with the betas...well, everything went fine and I gave birth to a lovely baby girl about 16 months ago (she was one month early)
I want to leave this blog here...but I am not sure what to do. I thought I would at least update. I don't want it being deleted since it's the only place where I have a lot of details about my infertility journey.
Posted by ~Carrie at 4:48 PM
Friday, November 11, 2011
I am writing this more for myself than anyone else, since no one reads this abandoned blog ;) It's any easy way for me to keep track of what is going on. I should have done that here with preg. #2. Oh well.
Beta #1: 57
Beta #2: 167
Had beta #3 today but probably won't get the results until Monday. I actually had some minor bleeding and cramps which would have completely destroyed me had this happened with preg. #1 or #2 (especially #1) but I have read so much at this point regarding fertility, preg. symptoms and such that I know this type of bleeding and cramping (which has totally stopped) can span the spectrum from the worst case scenario (miscarriage or ectopic) to absolutely nothing (some extra blood and my uterus stretching/gas). It was so weird that those two things did not phase me, but then this whole situation is still rather surreal to me.
Ultrasound scheduled for November 21.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Obviously, I have not been updating this. I may start to update again to keep track of....
No, not IVF #3.
No IVF, no anything.
One of THOSE... you know, people tell you to stop trying, and it will 'happen'? Problem is, even when you stop trying, if you still want to get pregnant, no matter what, in the back of you mind, you're trying! So there I was, not thinking about pregnancy, let alone ovulation....
5 IUI's, and additional months with just meds... and nothing worked except IVF. In addition, my luteal phase was too short to let an embryo stick unless I used progesterone.
Anyway, it's still super early. I was only about 1 day late (and not even that since my cycles can vary by a few days) but my chest exploded and was sore, so I bought a test yesterday just to ease my mind and prove to myself that, hello, silly woman, you can't get pregnant!
Two lines. The line is darker today.
I called my RE and he said he would follow me, so I had bloodwork done today. No results yet.
I'm writing this because I really don't know what to do, if that makes any sense.
What the *&^%$$%&*
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hi again! The disappearing blog owner has stopped on by, since tomorrow is her son's birthday! Yes, on June 3, 2010 I gave birth to a little boy.... over 3 weeks early! To make a long story VERY short, I was basically walking around all day in labor. I was having contractions but they weren't bad and even the doctor said it could just be my uterus 'practicing.' Well, let's just say that around 9:00pm the contractions started getting painful enough that I thought maybe we had better go to the hospital. I decided to clean up to go, but before I could... the pain suddenly became so unbearable that I could not walk. Around 9:45pm we called 911 since I could not get down the stairs....
Our son was born at 10:21pm :) Yep, I experienced 100% natural childbirth (OOOWWW!!) And we did make it to the hospital... barely. They moved me from the stretcher to the hospital bed, started to put monitors and such on me, (as I pleaded for pain relief...) and they said "Oh, the head's right there - there's no time for an epidural - go - push!" I was like "Right now?" "YES! Now!" Pushed twice, and ta da!! I was actually on my side, with most of my clothes still on.
I had better just post this before I save it, walk away and don't come back until 2012 ;)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I decided to sign in and post so my blog wasn't deleted for inactivity! I never did start a new blog and obviously have not updated this one. I should post things just to at least keep a record for myself as to what is going on - anyway, I am still pregnant, am due in about 6 weeks. My amniotic fluid is on the low side so I have to go to the doctor every week and drink a ton of water. I was also told recently not to exercise to see if that brings the fluid level up a bit. If the level drops more they said I could be put on bed rest which is NOT a good thing since we are in the process of moving and am taking care of a toddler!!
This pregnancy is in many ways similar to my first one. I am carrying very much the the same way, though I feel a lot more pressure lower down, and have for a few months, probably due to everything being stretched from the first time. Heartburn is worse this time, but I didn't become congested for months.
Now I need to find out why I can't get into my e-mail account that is associated with this blog - hotmail probably deleted it.
(was able to just reactivate it)
And gee, look... spammers have been posting comments. I guess I can't allow anonymous comments now. Do spammers REALLY think that these posts will get people to click on their links?!
Posted by ~Carrie at 10:01 AM