Friday, September 23, 2016

Baby

I know it's been a long time since the previous post. I went through more DE IVF cycles and suffered more miscarriages. Nobody could explain why completely healthy embryos would not survive past 8 weeks. One of my miscarriages happened 15 minutes after I had an ultrasound that showed 2 beating hearts. Twins! The ultrasound was during lunch. The bleeding started on Skytrain while I was going back to the office. I just couldn't write about it.

Anyway, after having experienced everything that I possibly could, I had a heart-to-heart chat with my husband and we decided to try one more time to get pregnant with donor embryos. The first cycle was negative. The second cycle was BFP, but I had major bleeding at 8 weeks, so I assumed that I lost that pregnancy, too, as all others. I remember sitting in the clinic waiting for an ultrasound to confirm the miscarriage.

It was a rare occasion when my husband joined me in the ultrasound room. As the dildo cam went in, I closed my eyes and started sobbing. There was a long pause from the doctor and then we heard, congratulations, your baby is 9 weeks old and there is a strong heart beat!

The rest is history. I had an uneventful pregnancy. Our son was born via C-section at 39 weeks and 2 days, weighing healthy 8.5 lbs. He is 10 months now and we cannot imagine our life without him.

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