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I want to welcome you to my blog. I have been blogging for over 2 years now, mainly about my struggles with infertility. You can see my TTC timeline to the right.

My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have two labradors and live in Portland, Oregon. I have been a retail manager for at least ten years now.
I have been infertile for longer than I can remember. We tried everything. We’ve spent thousands upon thousands of dollars. But we were persistent.

A couple of years ago my ob discovered a fibroid but said it was nothing to worry about. Over a year that fibroid grew. I was ready to give IVF a try when my RE said I had to have it removed. While I was upset that my IVF would be postponed for 3 months, I was happy to have it taken care of. So March 11 2009 I went in for a myomectomy and the fibroid was gone.

In May I went back to start my IVF cycle. I had a saline sonogram and 3 polyps were discovered that were removed on June 1 via hysteroscopy. Then I was ready.

I finally started my IVF cycle in July. I did everything I possibly could to make sure it worked. On the evening of August 7 I got a BFP! My first beta on August 11 confirmed that yes, I was indeed pregnant!

2 1/2 weeks later I went in to have the heartbeat checked. My husband and I drove to the clinic in silence, afraid of what we would or wouldn’t see. During the u/s we saw it. Two beautiful heartbeats. We both cried and couldn’t believe that it worked. Almost 3 months later we found out were would have a son and a daughter!

Throughout my pregnancy I have had excitement, fears, daydreams, nightmares. I have had episodes of bleeding, contractions, and most recently a diagnosis of gestational diabetes and incompetent cervix. I’m currently on bedrest for this. But it’s all worth it when I feel them both squirm and move around. These two babies were ten years in the making and worth everything we have given.

I am due April 20, but my feeling is they will be here sometime between weeks 35 and 36 or so. Due to my surgery I will have a cesearean.

So that’s my story. What’s yours?

17 Comments

  1. Barefoot

    February 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Congratulations on your pregnancy — how exciting to be expecting twins! Wishing you lots of luck, and looking forward to following along.

  2. rebecca

    February 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Hello from ICWL, congratulations on twins…what a fabulous ending to such a long hard road. We just finished a round of IVF/ICSI & will find out in a couple of weeks if we have twins!

  3. rebecca

    February 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Hello from ICWL, congratulations on twins…what a fabulous ending to such a long hard road. We just finished a round of IVF/ICSI & will find out in a couple of weeks if we have twins!

  4. Baby On Mind

    February 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hi from ICLW. Thanks for stopping by! Congrats on the twins, how exciting to have a boy and a girl!

  5. Jaymee

    February 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    we are waiting for that HUGE heartbeat u.s tomorrow. we transfered our embryo, created by my husband and a donated egg, to our surrogate on january 28th. just waiting until i can take another deep breath.

  6. Kristin

    February 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    It must be so exciting to be nearing the time when you’ll meet your babies. I hope there are no further complications and that they hang out in there as long as possible.

    ~ICLW

  7. pregnant in Manhattan

    February 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    hello from iclw 🙂

    congrats, that sounds like quite the journey and you must be super excited to meet your two babies soon.

    I too recently became pregnant and look fwd to following your journey.

  8. pregnant in Manhattan

    February 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    hello from iclw 🙂

    congrats, that sounds like quite the journey and you must be super excited to meet your two babies soon.

    I too recently became pregnant and look fwd to following your journey.

  9. Gurlee

    February 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Lucky,
    Your post brought tears to me eyes (along with the AF hormones)! Congratulations, you are so blessed and you give me hope****
    Thank you! I am sceduled for a hysterscopy to remove my fibroid next month I pray that I end up like you!
    I LOVE Portland, fabulous city!
    ICLW-

  10. Gurlee

    February 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Lucky,
    Your post brought tears to me eyes (along with the AF hormones)! Congratulations, you are so blessed and you give me hope****
    Thank you! I am sceduled for a hysterscopy to remove my fibroid next month I pray that I end up like you!
    I LOVE Portland, fabulous city!
    ICLW-

  11. Rebecca

    February 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Hi from ICLW! What an incredible story! I’m so happy for you and your family! Many, many congratulations on your twins!

  12. Rebecca

    February 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Hi from ICLW! What an incredible story! I’m so happy for you and your family! Many, many congratulations on your twins!

  13. jenicini

    February 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What a lovely story. Lots of continued luck for you with your babes. I just completed my third cycle but first with donor eggs and saw my first positive on my pregnancy test. Now I’m waiting for my beta results tomorrow. 🙂

    ICLW

  14. jenicini

    February 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What a lovely story. Lots of continued luck for you with your babes. I just completed my third cycle but first with donor eggs and saw my first positive on my pregnancy test. Now I’m waiting for my beta results tomorrow. 🙂

    ICLW

  15. TaDa

    February 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Your story is heart warming… God Bless you and yours…

  16. Myndi

    February 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats on your success story! Lovely to hear them when you’re still trying yourself. And BG twins. Truly awesome!

  17. Myndi

    February 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats on your success story! Lovely to hear them when you’re still trying yourself. And BG twins. Truly awesome!

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