may, 2004- decide to try for a baby
june, 2004- we're pregnant! that was fast. hello 16 weeks of morning sickness
march, 2005- our 1st miracle was born, sweet cheeks. oh how she has changed our world for the better
may, 2008- go through genetic testing to see if i am a carrier for an x-linked disease called ocular albinism
august, 2008- yup, i am officially a carrier. hoped this news would put the idea of another child out of my mind
august, 2008- april, 2009- hem and haw over whether to add another child to our family. big decision for many reasons
may, 2009- decide to try
june, 2009- we're pregnant again. wow, that was fast (again)
july, 2009- we lost the baby. i'm heart broken
feb, 2010- begin fertility drug, clomid- no success
march, 2010- clomid cycle, no success
april, 2010- clomid cycle, no success
may, 2010- go through reproductive endocrinologist and find out i have pcos, which is what has kept us from successfully getting pregnant. i'm sad and feel so broken
may, 2010- 1st iui, no success
june, 2010- 2nd iui, no success
july, 2010- can't even do 3rd iui. my body is no longer responding to meds. next steps would be either injectibles or ivf. the husband and i had already discussed it before going to our RE that this is where we would draw the line. no further treatment for us.
july, 2010-sept, 2010- coming to terms with the fact that our family of 3 is complete. sweet cheeks will be completely happy in life as an only child. it is hard, but we know we did what we could. try to accept the bigger picture we can't yet see.
sept 2nd, 2010- sweet cheeks has strep
sept 3rd-7th, 2010- i am sick and think it is strep too
sept 7th, 2010- go to the doctor. holy cow we're pregnant. get to have an ultrasound that very day and see a baby with a heart beat. i'm 6.5 weeks already! i can't believe it. what a miracle. a serious, amazing surprise
sept 8th, 2010- my birthday- what a present! and still the morning sickness continues
oct 2nd, 2010- tell sweet cheeks she is going to be a big sister. she can't believe it and asks me over and over again, 'real, is there really a baby in your belly? REAL?" i love that she is so excited
oct 7th, 2010- till who knows- the morning (all day) sickness takes its toll. ughhh... i'm so over this. the husband is so over this. sweet cheeks is so ready for mommy to feel better
april 30th, 2011- baby's due date
and now the world knows.
sweet cheeks is going to be a big sister!