Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I had my follow up appointment this morning and I am happy to report that everything is going well. My “lt” was very active, measuring 4.5 centimeters, with a HB of 159 beats per minute. I was pleased and sort of relieved to see him again as happy as can be.

I guess I am starting to believe that this is ACTUALLY happening and that everyday we are one day closer to have a May baby!!!

I hope this great trend of good news keep coming…. Have a great day!

Monday, October 29, 2007

…More great news to share!!!

OK, October has been such a great month that I just don’t want it to come to an end!!!….

First, things first:

CONGRATS Farah!!!!
She is another online friend who also has been struggling with primary IF and got to see those beautiful 2 lines last week and then a great beta.

Kathy, got great second and third beta levels and she is also now waiting for her appointment next Monday.

I will have my fingers crossed for both of you girls, so please keep the good news coming after your appointments!!!

Sommer, another online friend who was pregnant with twin boys after I..V..F.., delivered her boys at 31 weeks on Friday October 19th . She had an emergency c-section and had some complications later but I am so very happy to report that she is doing a great job to recover fast and her preemie boys are progressing incredibly good!… They are just absolutely gorgeous!!!

Last week we had the grand opening of the new store and it was great!!!… It was a lot of work and we are all still tired but everything came out perfect and so far we have heard very good comments from our customers. We are hoping and praying to have great sales this coming holiday season.

Last but not least…. I have a follow up dr. appointment tomorrow and I must confess I am a bit scared!!!!
Since I found out about this pregnancy I have been kind of “reserved” about my feelings. I knew that seeing 2 lines and having great betas not always ends in a live birth 8 months later, so I didn’t want to get my hopes up to much in order to “protect” myself. That’s why I haven’t told about the pregnancy to anyone apart from my mother and my in laws…. And I know they don’t understand why I am being so “closed minded” in this matter, I guess just us who have been struggling with IF issues can relate to this.
I have been trying to take one day at a time and well, I know that being scared and worried won’t change any outcome, it is what it is and that helps a little to ease my mind and be at peace.

I will update tomorrow after my appointment, hopefully keeping the good news coming in!

Monday, October 22, 2007

....Great news always deserve a post!!!

Sorry I have been MIA again!!!...
We have the grand opening of the new store at the end of this week and in my office I am still involved in the closing of the 2 big projects, so I have been very busy!!!

I had some great news that I wanted to share:
Kathy, one of my online friends, has been struggling with secondary infertility for a long time. She and her husband underwent several fresh IVF cycles without success. This past cycle they tried their first FET and a few minutes ago they got the great news.... IT WORKED!!!

Yes.....They are pregnant and their first beta came back at an awesome level!

....I really don't know why but I had a good feeling for her about this cycle, so today I was on pins and needles waiting for her post and I must confess that reading it brought me to tears!

Kathy: I am extremely happy for you, Bob and Sean.... I am sure this is by far the greatest birthday gift for Bob!.... I really hope it is the begining of a memorable story with a happy ending for a lot more years to come!!! A BIG HUG FOR YOU!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

....Yes, I am here and I am ALIVE!!!

Sorry for being MIA for so long!!!
The previous weeks have been very busy and hectic at the office. One of my coworkers got married and took 20 days off and another one is on maternity leave, so that means my tasks got “triplicated” and then I am also working on the closing of 2 big projects, so keep the fun going!!!….

Besides that I am fine… When I had my u/s appointment the doctor asked me for a lot of prenatal blood work tests and also a thyroid test. At the end of last year he asked me to have my thyroid checked and while it was within the normal range, T.S.H. was a little bit on the high side. Doctors like to see T.S.H. values at 2-2.5 and mine was 4.0. He didn’t give me any medication at that time but with the prenatal testing he also wanted to check my thyroid hormone levels again. Well, it turned out my T.S.H. had already increased and was outside the normal range, so I started medication to keep it under control and was asked to see the endocrinologist again. All the other tests came back fine.

I went to see the endocrinologist last Friday and everything was fine, I had been taking my medication for 9 days and my T.S.H. was already under control so that was good. She told me it is still early to know if I will need thyroid medication from now on. She will keep monitoring my levels and we will have a better idea if it is something that will stay forever or it just due to the pregnancy…. Only time will tell.

During my appointment with the endocrinologist, I learned that my doctor, who is a F.S., is the one who took care of her 3 pregnancies. I knew they got along very well but didn’t know she was actually his patient. I knew my doctor was a very good doctor but knowing that he was actually her doctor gave me even more confidence.

Overall I am fine, and have been feeling very well. Sometimes I have this strange feeling… I don’t know if it is m/s because it doesn’t happen just in the morning. I feel like I ate too much and I am “full”. So full that I feel that I have the food in my throat. It is weird. I have realized that it happens very often when I haven’t had anything to eat for a long period of time, so now I try to eat small snacks every now and then and that seems to help.

Even though I haven’t been commenting much on your blogs, I want you to know that I have been following them….

Sommer, I can't believe you are already 30 weeks!!!... It has been a long and tough road but you have done an outstanding job, ....keep on going you're always there!!!

Kathy, I agree with Sommer.... I am really hoping and praying that this is the ONE!!!

Farah, I know there are no words to make you feel better, I just want you to know that I am here!!!

Princess, I am extremely happy about the great results you got, it is time to start celebrating!

Trish, A big hug to you. I'll be thinking of you this wednesday.

Ultimate Journey, A beautiful baby girl, that is awesome!