it’s been awhile

I don’t know how many people actually read my blog anymore, but I figured I’d give an update.  Mike and I were successfully able to get pregnant in April this year.  It was a completely awesome surprise, as we weren’t actually trying at the time, and we needed no medical intervention to help us.  It seems as though the miscarriage I had in January got my cycles back on track, and Mike’s few sperm were determined enough to make this all happen.  I’m almost 14 weeks along now, and I was able to see the baby and its heartbeat at 10 weeks 3 days.  I can’t begin to describe the relief I felt when I saw the baby on that ultrasound screen, I just started crying.  I think I’ll probably continue to feel that way all through this pregnancy, as I’m just so grateful for this baby.  I feel incredibly lucky that everything worked out for us.

I know some might wonder if I had jumped into IVF too soon, especially now that I was able to get pregnant on my own – I know I wondered the same thing.  But I truly believe that if I had never had the miscarriage the first time, I would have never gotten pregnant this time.   I think my body needed a kickstart to get things moving as they should, and unfortunately it took a very expensive and emotional procedure to do that.  I don’t know if Mike’s sperm count went up as we haven’t done any further testing, but I’m done seeking answers.

I won’t be posting here anymore, as it doesn’t seem to fit the theme of my life at this point.  I wouldn’t want someone unsuspectingly coming upon my blog seeking support for their infertility, just to see that I’m posting all about my pregnancy.  Don’t get me wrong, I always loved hearing the success stories from others who struggled with infertility, but when I was going through infertility treatment and everything seemed so impossible, I certainly didn’t want to read about the joys of pregnancy.  I haven’t decided if I want to start another blog, but I’ll post a link here if I ever do, just in case anyone wants to follow along.

Good luck to everyone out there who is still struggling with infertility, I really hope the best for you.

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6 Responses to “it’s been awhile”

  1. two peas Says:

    Congratulations!! I am very happy for you and I wish you all the best in your pregnancy.keep us updated if you can.

  2. Emily Says:

    Yay! That made my day to hear that. I am so glad things are moving along so well and wish you the best of luck!

  3. mrsyak Says:

    I’m so glad you came back with the great news. Your blog was the first IVF related blog I ever read, when I thought that maybe…maybe, we might have an issue. Reading it helped give me the courage to make an RE appt. I remember feeling so excited that it “worked” for you, and then so saddened and shocked that it “didn’t.” This is truly fantastic news, seriously, I almost cried when I read it! Best wishes to you and your family!!!

  4. Hayley Says:

    Hi holly
    I just wanted to say thank u. I’m currently laying in a ball in bed with the worst cramps of my life experiencing similar to what u described When my partner and I found out we were having a baby we weren’t sure how to feel because It wasn’t planned at all but we both underestimated how much we could come to love something we barely new. Finding out I was having a miscarriage made me feel like I had let people down, everyone from family to even my doctor, that it was my fault.

    So I am a google nut and I spent every waking second trying to find something to make me feel better about this whole situation and after reading ur detailed but informative blog I can’t thank u enough. We will eventually try again and hopefully it will be a happier outcome. I don’t know if u read this still but thank u for helping a lost 23 year old understand what she was going through when very few people could.

  5. Natalie Says:

    Holly- You last wrote in 2008 but just know that your words and descriptions were really helpful to me in Oct 2011. Crazy. So thank you for writing. -Nat

  6. kayla Says:

    Oh I’d love an update! Hope you have a healthy toddler in your arms now!!


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