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Old 03-13-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Its been a while... A story of hope

Hey ladies. It has been quite some time since i posted, i dont know where the time has gone. There are lots on unfamiliar names on here that wont remember me, and unfortunatley some names i do recognize, meaning you are still struggling with infertilty, and I keep you all in prayers still. I just wanted to share my story. In 2005 me and dh were told we had less then a 5%chance of conceiving unless we did ivf. Do to low sperm count etc (less then 200,000) I had some polycystic ovaries, but not the syndrome. Anyway, considering we were young (23 and 27 at the time) we were given a high chance of success. Well we had 2 failed IVFs. And only 2 frozen! So we did a 3rd cycle (frozen transfer) and we got a positive pregnancy test. but that ended in an early miscarriage. I was at the point of giving up. I truly believed I couldnt handle any more let downs. my heart had been broken so many times. i had changed as a person, infertility had consumed my life. i started getting panic attacks, had severe anxiety, etc etc. And we had already tried ivf, so there was no other "options" to go to.. except adoption, which i just knew we werent ready to think about yet. So we did try one more time in june 2007, and decided if i wasnt pregnant we would take a break for atleast a year. well on july 14, 2007 i got a positive pregnancy test. the first few months were scary, i was always nervous to go to the dr. the pregnancy wasnt too complicated, no morning sickness, just extremely tired in teh beginning, but towards the end i got really swollen and my blood pressure started to elevate. my due date was 3/19/8, but on 2.27.8 i went to the dr for a routine visit and was spilling lots of protein in my urine. i was sent to labor and delivery to get blood work.. but when i got there my bp was so high i was told i had severe preeclampsia, and i needed to have baby THEN. so at 2:51pm on 2/27/8 i finally had my lil miracle delivered via
c-section Fiona Maebh. She was 3 wks early, and had a lil trouble eating in the beginning, so she spent the first 5days of her life in the special care nursery, but she did great in there. She didnt need to be incubated, and wasnt on any meds in there, just had a feeding tube for one day, but she came home last monday and has been eating better and better everyday. I will keep praying for all of you, because i know miracles can and do happen! xoxo

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Old 03-14-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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Re: Its been a while... A story of hope

Hi Aimee!

I was thinking of you recently and wondering how you were and if you had delivered yet. You and I spent a lot of time on the IF boards together last year (I used to be blueyedsmarty but changed my screen name). Do you remember me? I am due to have twins late April.

I am so happy to hear everything went ok with your baby girl. I am sure it must have been scary there for a little bit. But I know you are enjoying every minute of her life now.

I am seeing a specialist because i am high risk due to the twins and my high blood pressure and am having trouble with protein in my urine now too. I have bad swelling in my legs as well. So I am praying that I am not faced with a situation like yours where one day i go in for a routine checkup and get the news that the babies must come now. If you have any advice on pre-eclampsia or anything i should or should not be doing please pass it along to me. i want to try to make it to 36 weeks.

Congratulations again! I am so thrilled for you that you have your little miracle safe and sound here in your arms.

Old 03-14-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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hi!! yes i do remember you. april is so close!!! your babies will be here before you know it. i wish i could help with the pre-eclampsia, but mine was so sudden i dont know what i could have done differently. i was really really swollen for a while, but my bps were only slightly elevated (supposedly) on the day i had fiona the dr offfice told me my bp was 120/80ish?? but when i got to the hospital, it was 165/113.... i didnt really even feel sick. well maybe i did, i just didnt really notice how crappy i was feeling until i got better. all i was told was to rest and cut down on my salt intake. im sure your dr has told you that already. and yes we are enjoying our daughter so much. i mentioned they were concerned about her weight, well NO MORE. she was born at 5lbs 6oz, was down to 5lbs 1oz when she came up, 4 days later was 5lbs 4oz.. well exactly one week later she is now 6lbs 2oz.. so she gained almost a whole pound in a wk whcih is great.. so we are no longer worried about her eating. she is a chubby bunny in the making, hehe. we took her for her first walk around our town today! hopefully wherever you are there is nice weather when the twins come!! take care of yourself and the twins, and i will try to keep a lookout in april for the birth story of your beautiful twins...

Old 03-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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I am so happy to read your birth story i am sorry you had some problems though as long as both your little one and yourself are doing ok all the heartache is quickly forgotten.
I have asked for you on the March Mommies thread several times......
My little man was born on 02/02 he was 5 weeks early too and spent 2 weeks at the NICU. It was a terrible labour and the 2 weeks which i spent away from him were a nightmare. I am now trying to put all that behind me. Jeremy was also 5lb6oz when he was born he is now over 10lbs.He s doing great.
So happy for you once again.


Old 03-23-2008, 05:59 AM   #5
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Amy, congrats on your little boy. that is wonderful im so happy you .. and its wonderful that you are both nice and healthy now and he is where he belongs at home with his family. Its funny that at the hospital i was thinking i could and would never want to feel like this again, but now when i look back im thinking eh, it wasnt ""that"" bad.. iguess if we coudl completely remember everyone would only have one baby, hehe.

Old 03-23-2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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Hi Aimee. Just wanted to tell you congrats on the birth of your little girl. I'm so happy she is doing so well and everyone is healthy. I remember you well from back in the day, but it was helpful for me to read your recap. I am getting geared up for my 4th go at IVF and I hope that like you, the 4th try is the final try. I'm experiencing some of the same fears and frustrations you described before little Fiona was conceived and I'm not quite sure how I'd handle another failed attempt. Hopefully I won't have to worry about it! Thx for your inspiration!

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