Thursday, March 31, 2011

RE Tomorrow

I have my next appointment set up for 10am tomorrow. Which means we have to get Lily up early and put her through the drive to Richmond again. I feel bad for her, putting her through so much while we do this. I just remind myself she has no clue what's going on and forgets about the long drive as soon as we get home. Here's hoping this is the last month we have to do it! :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back for more

For those who didn't already know, we are trying for another baby. :) We haven't gone "public" with it because I don't feel like hearing the comments about it. Lily is about to turn 9 months which means it is perfectly safe to try again, but I know people will tell us all about how they think we should wait, or just downright tell me that I'm crazy. I don't feel like hearing it. We tried for a very long time to get pregnant, and no one knows how long or wait it might take to get pregnant again so I don't feel like waiting longer than I have to.
We did Femara 5mg last month, the same dosage as the month when I finally got pregnant, and my body didn't respond as well as it used to. I only made one egg when I used to get two, and it is taking much longer for my follicle to grow to an acceptable size. I ended up being about 2 days late this cycle after trigger, but low and behold my period showed up today. So we are on to try again. My doctor's office is now requiring payments in advance for all ultrasounds when they just to just bill me and I would make steady payments, so I don't know how much longer we will be able to try. It might require us saving up money and then trying till we use it up and then repeat. We already have a budget set up for April so we will be trying again next month, but will likely have to stop after. I'm going to speak with my RE about what we could possibly to do create more eggs so we would have better chances. Especially since we may have to take a break. I have some follistim in the fridge from a cancelled injection cycle I had once before, so maybe he will let me do the Femara and injections together like I have heard about other women doing. Who know... My appointent is on Friday so I guess we will find out then.

Mommy to a Beautiful Miracle

I haven't been on here in FOREVER! In that time, we were able to get pregnant with a gorgeous baby girl that we named Lillian Marie.
She was born July 11th 2010 at 4lbs 4ozs and 17 inches. I had to be induced 6 weeks early because I developed preeclampsia and had to spend 12 days in the NICU before we could bring her home. After the journey we had to take to get pregnant, a complicated pregnancy, and watching her fight in the NICU, I believe now more than ever that she is truly a miracle.
Lily is now 8 months old! :) She is crawling, babbling, feeding herself and standing on her own! Everything that the doctors said she would do later than a normal, full term, baby she is doing earlier instead! She amazes us each and every day. She has blown her doctors away! Many babies don't crawl till they are 9 months, they told us not to expect it till she is at least 10 months, and she amazed them all by doing it at 7 1/2 months! I'm excited to see what each day brings. She is still measuring small, I believe at her last appointment she was still only 14 lbs and 9 ozs at 7 months. She will be turning 9 months soon and she is in 3-6 months clothes still. But she may be small in size but she makes up for it in personality!