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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Another Milestone

First, it was gettting to our egg retrieval.

Then it was making it to transfer with embies to freeze.

Next, came the agonizing 2 week wait for the beta.

After that, would the betas double?

Holding my breath at the ultrasound, as I prayed for a heartbeat.

The twelve weeks of fear every time I went to the bathroom or felt a cramp or twinge.

Please let there be no blood.

The anatomy scan.

And now, 24 weeks.

Viability.

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When M. and I decided to undertake that IVF cycle in October, we talked about our goals for the cycle.

If we let ourselves dream that it might work, we still knew we had a long time to go before we would feel comfortable. Every one of our 5 losses had ended differently with different signs or symptoms.

Every time we've passed a milestone, I've felt a little lighter.

A little more hopeful.

For M., I think making it to 12 weeks allowed him to relax and believe.

For me, it's taken a little longer.

I'm still pregnant.

Please babies, bake for as long as you can, you are already so loved.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on making it to such a wonderful milestone. It must make you sigh just a little bit of relief to know you are this far along. Enjoy!!

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  2. This is one of the cruelest parts of Infertility. Even once you get pregnant it steals the joy you should be having.

    I'm sorry. I hope you are able to start enjoying it and soak it all in. You DESERVE this happiness.

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  3. Brilliant! What a wonderful milestone to reach :)

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  4. Fantastic milestone my friend, it'll all go well. Fran

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  5. Glad to see you have made another milestone!

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  6. When I had my son 13 years ago I was naive. I didn't worry about anything and thought nothing could go wrong.

    I *wish* I could feel that again. I am 35 weeks now and still feeling worried and anxiety.

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  7. that viability marker was HUGE for me, too. Congratulations!

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  8. Dream on! Your dreams are a beautiful reality!

    Congrats on the milestone....All the best!

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  9. Congrats on this newest milestone!! It is such a relief to pass these little markers along the way. I know exactly what you mean about ticking off all these things, hoping to make it one hurdle to the next. Just a few more weeks and they'll be here!!! It's surreal, isn't it?

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  10. Still pregnant.

    That's all that really matters...

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  11. Happy 24 weeks! Reaching viability was probably one of my most exciting milestones.

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  12. Congrats on meeting this milestone, it's a BIG one :)

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  13. I understand where you are coming from sweetie and this is a wonderful milestone to reach. Keep baking, babies!!
    xx

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  14. Hooray for milestones!!!!!

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