Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ironic ...

I found this "unpublished" post from back in 2010:

Now would be nice...

I went to another baby shower ... I did really well this time. I am too distracted by studying for my NCLEX to focus too much on REALLY wanting a baby (or two, lol). I am happy for my friend who is having the baby ... she was adorable at her shower.

It would be really awesome to have a baby shower of my own ... some day. Sigh.

UPDATE 2/8/15:

Oh my goodness! How ironic is it that the weekend I am finally able to get back into my "Baby Journey" blog is the weekend of my very own shower!?! I found this older "unpublisged" post (from 5 years ago?!?) talking about going to a friend's shower & here I am FINALLY having one of my own!!! God is awesome!!! ~Feeling very blessed & humbled. ;o)

Yeah, updates!


Yeah!!! I was finally able get back into this blog. I thought I would post some updates! If you are new to reading this blog the posts scroll from newest to oldest. If you want the full story, please read from the beginning (2008), thank you.

I had decided in 2014 to create a private fb page to replace this blog (because I could NOT figure out how to get back into it to make updates) so below is the first post I created on Facebook.

One couple's heartfelt journey to have a family.

I decided to start this face book (fb) group to convert my old blog that was created in November of 2008 into a more “current” format. I greatly appreciate the love & support Michael & I have received over the past 6+ years! We wanted an easier way to keep our friends and family up to date as well as provide myself with a therapeutic outlet when times get really stressful and hormones really kick in.

This fb group is meant to be a safe place for all of us to communicate & may one day be shared with others who struggle with fertility issues. Please be respectful & kind when posting on this privet group—otherwise you will unfortunately be removed from the group. Thank you for your respectful consideration


Wow, it's been so long since I was able to access & post on this blog. I thought I would try to take the time to update things since we finally have GREAT news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael & I ended up being able to save money over 2013-2014 since we were both working two jobs. We literally set up an automatic withdrawal from our account (into savings) & just threw as much as we could into savings. We went back to our fertility specialist & set up a time line to do our 2nd round of IVF (a round includes an egg retrieval & transfer). We ended up taking out a small loan through one of the financing options provided by SRM.

On July 31st , 2014 I did my second egg retrieval & by August 5th we did our 3rd ever IVF transfer. We again transferred 2 embryos & on September 4th we had a 7 week ultrasound to confirm that we were pregnant!!! (We wanted to wait to get excited until after the ultrasound this time [instead of blood work] since we had such heartbreak last time). So, at our 7 week ultrasound we found out that YES indeed we were pregnant & SURPRISE … we’re having TWINS!!! :o) We ended up only telling close friends & family about being pregnant with twins until after around 20 weeks (just in case). Now the BOYS are well on their way (I’m 29 weeks) and we are expecting to have a C-section (d/t my previous surgeries) some time at the end of March!!!!

We feel so very blessed & it is still weird to think that this is actually happening. I think after being told “no” for almost 10 years … it was so strange to transition to … “oh, yes … this is actually happening”.  I can tell that I really don’t understand that there are 2 little boys on their way but I am excited and nervous to start this new journey into parenthood!!!