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Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"

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Free your Mind

I am hoping for continued positive beta progression tomorrow when I go in for beta #3.  I cannot formulate the words to express how badly and deeply I want this pregnancy to develop.  For the first time in almost 5 years, I am currently relieved of the burden of planning, considering, discussing, conjuring, negotiating, or being consumed by how or if #2 might come to us.  Do not get me wrong, I am still consumed by thoughts about the continuation of this pregnancy, but, I maybe spend 25% of my waking moments thinking about that vs. 75% of my mind time thinking about the former.

It didn’t actually dawn on me until today, that for the last 8 days I have been given a reprieve from all the worry associated with trying to find a path to the child we were meant to have.  I am lighter, both in mood and attitude.  It in no way negates the concern I have as I navigate the early days and weeks of this pregnancy, but my mind has been freed from the other stress.  Not only am I not consumed, but even though I am stressed about this fledgling pregnancy, my modest hopefulness tempers the worry somewhat.

I knew I was consumed with the pursuit of #2, but I in no way understood the full extent of its insidiousness.  In being mindful during this time now, it only adds to how grateful I feel for this chance.  I am more present and conscious in the life that I do have, with my husband and my son, and for that gift alone, I am profoundly thankful.

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
~Oprah Winfrey

8 comments to Free your Mind

  • So glad you have another beta tomorrow! Will be thinking of you lots.

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    • Anthony -Hope this was an awesome event for STP. I am proud to be a “poster child” for STPAnd wish to thank you and STP for all of your support to Vets like me.email me at your convenience & let’s catch up!David

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  • Anna

    It’s so good to hear that you are experiencing something new and feeling lighter, it sounds very positive and a difficult thing to achieve. I find IF issues pretty consuming and we’re not even trying right now. Sending lots of good wishes your way and keeping everything crossed,x

  • Tireegal

    Good luck tomorrow and yay for some mindfulness!

  • I know exactly what you mean, and our journey to #2 was nowhere near as long as yours. It is so all-consuming … Wishing you the best of news tomorrow!

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