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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Pericarditis. Again.

If you have been reading since I was pregnant with Baby G, then you might remember that I developed pericarditis when I was 35w along and had to be hospitalized. I wrote all about it here.

Once I was accurately diagnosed and began treatment, I did start feeling better within a few days. I hope that is the case now, as I’ve got it again.

I woke up at 3 this morning with a similar tightness in my chest, pain when breathing. At first I thought that maybe the two Advil I’d taken before going to bed maybe got stuck and were causing irritation, but by sun up, I knew better.

We’re with an HMO (a very good one, one that I can’t imagine ever leaving) and when I called in with chest pain, even though I told them I thought it was a recurrence, they, of course, wanted me to go to the ER. I declined and was able to get into see a primary care physician this morning.

Luckily, my husband had a light day at work so he was able to take a sick day to be with Baby G. I cannot bend over, I can’t pick him up, without excruciating pain, so we were going to be up a creek if he wasn’t able to stay home (I’d already reached out to our 3 sitters and none were available today).

I’m home now and have taken my first dose of meds. I feel like shit, mostly from the pain, but also from being up since 3. It literally hurts to breathe and a deep breath is absolutely out of the question. Same for coughing, sneezing, or laying down at any sort of incline. I have to either stand or sit straight up. It’s just a very disconcerting condition.

The first time, they said it was possible that I might be predisposed to having it again. This time it was brought on by a raging sinus infection that started a couple of weeks ago, but that I thought was allergies. So, I’m treating that, too.

I am so happy the baby is on the outside as the treatment (800 mg Motrin/3 x day) is contraindicated during pregnancy. My husband picked up Wor Wonton soup which is deliriously good as the first thing I’ve eaten today.

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