February 3, 2018

**I am currently pregnant with ONE baby. 

After the 5 week scare, we felt relieved that our babies were still in there.  I can't bring myself to calm down about it, though. I know that a miscarriage can happen at any time. I don't think I'll ever feel at ease with this pregnancy. 

The bleeding continued throughout the whole week after our 5 week scan.  It was enough that I needed a pad, but it wasn't heavy. It wasn't just spotting, either. 

I was so nervous. It was time to see our babies.  The sonographer was excellent.  Right away we could clearly see TWO BEATING HEARTBEATS!  WOW! WOW! WOW!

I've never seen anything like it!  I've never felt this way before.  So extremely happy and giddy!  OUR BABIES ARE OK!  They are SO SO CUTE. Like SUPER CUTE. 

Baby "A" heartbeat was 108.  Baby "B" heartbeat was 128.  

I was concerned about the heartbeat difference, but she said t...

January 27, 2018

 **I am currently 14 weeks with a singleton**

As many of you know, I had a miscarriage last year.  It was devastating and I still think about it every single day.  

I woke up on Monday morning at 4am with blood on the sheets.  I ran to the bathroom and started bawling my eyes out.  This is EXACTLY when and how the previous miscarriage started. I was beside myself.  I woke my husband up and he tried to calm me, but I could see how terrified he was, too.  I emailed my RE right away. She e-mailed me back by 7am and had us in for a scan by 9am. 

The ride to the clinic was mostly silent. I looked like a mess. I didn't even brush my teeth. 

The first thing the sonographer said to me was that it's very hard to see anything at just 5 weeks. I was TINY pregnant.  My heart stopped. I didn't want to look. 

Then there THEY were. TWO sacs! TWO babies! They could clearly see two sacs and t...

January 18, 2018

**I am currently 12 weeks**

Well, it finally happened!  We are pregnant!  I've been trying to plan for my blog posts to align with when I am telling everyone.  Some of my Twitter followers already know this news, but I didn't want to share with everyone until we had that 12 week scan. 

Once again, we wanted to have our moment to show a sonogram to tell family and friends. 

We are SO EXCITED

We are SO SCARED

We are SO CAUTIOUS

Here's how it all went down: 

After the transfer I was worried, because I didn't feel any different until the 2nd week.  I wasn't starving, but I was SUPER DUPER EXHAUSTED.  I chalked the exhaustion up to being the school play's director and we had been having longer rehearsals and the show was quickly approaching.  

I felt TONS of cramping (and still do).  I definitely thought I was getting my period and kept checking every time I went to the bathroom.  My mind was...

August 12, 2017

Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing.

First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I should have done more research on what exactly was happening. My first thought after the collection was "Holy shit, so I could have 28 babies?!" LOL! I was SO wrong. I was so doped up and sick I just couldn't think straight. It's funny to look back at that now!

I got a call from the Embryologist a few days after collection when I was feeling the WORST. She told me that we had a total of 9 BEAUTIFUL EMBRYOS ready to freeze!!!! I didn't realize that DUH, they wouldn't all fertilize. But then I thought, "Holy shit, so we could have 9 babies!?" So crazy! We were so glad that we had so many chances! 
 

I actually felt kind of mad...

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