October 27 2017
The day we got the positive.
Getting pregnant this time around was almost the exact same experience I had with Ezra.
Well, there were some differences, but I still had to go through the whole IVF process.
Egg retrieval and all.
But, this time, I knew what to expect, and I really liked my doctor.
Not that I didn't like the doctor I had with Ezra, but I just had a better, more positive experience this time around.
Also, this time they were able to get 13 embryos vs. the 4 last time.
So we have 11 embryos frozen, for our future children.
Not that we will have 11.
Remove a 1 from 11 and thats more like it. Haha
Okay, maaaaybe 2 more.
I was with my mom (in law) and it was her birthday the day I found out. I remember we were trying to take my mind off the looming phone call hanging over my head so we went to Hobby Lobby and to lunch. The phone call finally came with wonderful news, "you are pregnant!"
I had cheated and taken an at home test and it was positive so I was pretty hopeful for good news but feared a false positive. I am not even sure if one can get a false positive, but of course my mind would go there.
We were over the moon excited with the news and got the due date of July 5, 2018...as long as it wasn't twins.
We put two embryos in and e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e (nurses, doctors, Kasey)
was sure I was going to have twins.
I have a vivid memory of walking out of the room after they did the transfer.
Kasey was with me and all over the halls walls of the office were pictures of babies, but all I could see were multiples... twins and triplets. Kasey and I stopped and laughed. We turned to each other and asked, "what did we just do?" Haha, I don't even think there were singleton baby pictures on those hallway walls.
Well, a few weeks later, the ultrasound confirmed my intuition, one baby!
Such a relief! This marks the second time doing IVF and putting 2 embryos in to get only one baby.
Heavenly Father knows me well, one at a time will do.
I did not start getting sick until week 8 which made me think it could be a girl, because with Ezra, I was throwing up by week 5. But people always say it is different for everyone. So I hoped it was a girl but didn't want to start thinking it was a girl. I was happy either way, just wanted a sweet baby to join our family.
I took diclegis (nausea medicine) this time around and it worked miracles. I don't think I threw up until around 13 weeks and it was because I had a sinus infection and all that phlegm made me gaggy.
I did end up throwing up a handful more and took the medicine until about 23 weeks but overall a much easier pregnancy.
(I can say this in hindsight since I am not pregnant anymore, and just playing catch up)