I am a Christ follower, a happily married woman, a devoted daughter, a loyal friend, and a hard-working assistant principal. I am overjoyed to finally add proud MOMMY to our miracle baby to my profile!!
May 17: Egg Retrieval April 20. 2012: Started a new IVF cycle. December 20, 2011: I miscarried. December 19, 2011: Our BETA was only 328. The doctor suspects miscarriage and I will be going in to rule out a tubal pregnancy. December 17, 2011: I began bleeding and cramping. Called the doctor's office and would be going in on Monday for another blood test. December 12, 2011: Our BETA increased to 125. Our Christmas Miracle is right on track. December 8, 2011: POSITIVE blood test! BETA 18 November 29, 2011: We had our frozen embryo transfer. Two blastocysts transferred. August 17, 2011: The ultrasound revealed that our baby was at least a week behind in growth and the doctor shared that we should expect a miscarriage. August 15, 2011: We had our first fetal ultrasound. We didn't hear a heartbeat, our baby was behind on growth. August 1, 2011: We had another blood test and discovered that my Beta number had MORE than doubled within the past four days and it was at 601. Maybe twins??? July 28, 2011: This is a day I will NEVER forget...we are PREGNANT!!! My Beta number was at 96. July 2011: Had 11 eggs retrieved on the 14th (7 eggs fertilized, 4 made it to blastocyst stage). We had our Day 5 transfer on the 19th. June 2011: Started another round of IVF. June 2010: Had a colonscopy and discovered that the new medication has healed my colon 100%. PRAISE! May 2010: Attended an Adoption Agency Orientation, paid our application fee, and started working on our Adoption/Life Book. August 2010: Saving for one last multi-IVF cycle before pursuing adoption. August 2010: Dr. Fox removed my Endometriosis, repaired my septate uterus, and discovered a malfunction with my fallopian tubes. May 2010: Dr. Fox diagnosed me with Endometriosis and scheduled surgery in August. April 2010: Participated in a Clomid Challenge to determine if I have Endometriosis. March 2010: Our Home Study is FINALIZED and OFFICIAL! January 2010: Believing and trusting that God will bring us a miracle! November 14, 2009: Home Study for adoption! October 29, 2009: Consult with Dr. Fox to start a multi-cycle IVF program...4 IVF's!! October 7, 2009: Received another BFN after the second cycle of Clomid and IUI. September 9, 2009: Took a HPT and received a BFN! August 26, 2009: Insemination day! We had five eggs that measured 23, 20, 16, 15, and 13 mm. August 5, 2009: Had a consult with our doctor and made plans for an IUI with clomid next cycle. May 23, 2009:The DH's surgery results were GOOD! All counts are UP!! We're going to try naturally for two more cycles! May 20, 2009:Embolization follow-up appointment.May 2, 2009:Attending a fertility seminar and praying for one of the FREE IVF's!!! Update...no free IVF for us. Still trying for a natural pregnancy! February 25, 2009:Embolization surgery (4 coils) February 9, 2009:Urologist consult. November 2008:Working on raising the money for our next IVF by creating an Etsy Store and starting a Chip-In on our Be Thou a Knight blog. October 2008:Attending a fertility seminar and praying for one of the FREE IVF's!!! Update..no FREE IVF for us, but three lucky couples walked away from the seminar ecstatic! October 2008:We found out that my school district decided not to offer the new upgraded insurance. So we are back to saving for our next IVF. October 2008:Our new insurance kicks in and will cover more infertility costs.
April 2008:We received our 2nd BFN.
March 2008:We started our 2nd IVF process. We retrieved 8 eggs and transfered 5 embryos.
December 2007:We received our 1st BFN. November 2007:We started our 1st IVF process. We retrieved 8 eggs and transfered 3 embryos.
September 2007:We tried IUI for the 2nd time. February 2007:We had a fertility consultation.
December 2006:We tried IUI for the 1st time.
April 2006:We started trying to concieve.
September 2005:We got married!!!
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Pray, Believe, and Receive...
David and I have some pretty special news to share today...