Thursday, January 21, 2010

ICLW & BED REST

Welcome all ICLW'ers!! My story is pretty straight forward (there is a time line on the right hand side). DH and I had been trying for over 2 years to get pregnant with no success. When we were tested for IF DH was diagnosed with azoospermia. He had the MESA procedure done and we found the swimmers!!! Before we started IVF I had the HSG done only to determine that one of my tubes was blocked!!! UGH!!! After my surgery we had to wait just about a month for recovery and then it was onto IVF. We were blessed to have it work the first time and although one of my two blastocysts that were implanted split into two and we thought for a short time we were going to have triplets, only one survived (our tiny miracle) who is due on March 4, 2010 via a C-Section. We do not know the sex of the baby, although DH swears it will be a girl (I think because he would love to have a son! :0) But we will just have to wait to find out.

I have been also blessed, it seems, to experience every symptom/side effect of pregnancy. I had extremely bad morning sickness and was on medicine for almost all of my pregnancy. Actually until just recently. I was hospitalized with kidney stones, have heartburn (as soon as I am ready to go to bed :0)) And now I am experiencing high blood pressure which has caused me to be placed on half day bed rest. I am officially done working and out on disability. All of my blood work came back fine (THANK GOD!) and my 24 hour urine collection test (not fun btw) checking my protein levels also came back good. However, my blood pressure keeps roller coastering. i.e. yesterday morning it was 154/97 however this morning it was 131/83. They are hoping that with the bed rest it will keep under control. I am just Thankful that it is not preeclampsia. According to my OB, blood pressure starts to rise around 34 weeks so for me (which is next week) they are really going to monitor it and if it gets out of control anymore they will either medicate me or arrange to do the C-Section earlier.

To all the ICLW participants: Welcome!!! I look forward to meeting all of you and Thank You in advance for stopping by!!!

12 comments:

KandiB said...

Congratulations! Well...on the impending birth, not so much on the bedrest :0

Exciting stuff awaits! Yay! ICLW

Rach said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy and impending birth!!

May motherhood be all you wish it to be!

ICLW
Rach
www.thegalwho.wordpress.com

R.J. said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. Big congrats on just a few short months to go!! But sorry to hear of some of the roadbumps you've had in the PG. Best wishes!!

daega99 said...

Congratulations - you're getting so close. Sorry about all of the difficulties you've been facing.

ICLW
http://daega99-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/

Serendipity said...

Wow you really have been through the wringer symptoms wise. Good luck for your c-section, make sure you take it easy afterwards and get hubby to do everything.

I hope your blood pressure stays under control and your little one can bake a while longer.

junebug said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope some of the symptoms ease up on you. You are almost there. Good Luck.
ICLW

Christina said...

Congratulations on your tiny fighter! I hope everything goes okay with the bedrest. Best wishes!!

Jess said...

Stopping by from ICLW. Congrats on the pregnancy. Hoping that the rst of it is uneventful!!

~Jess

TwoDogMama said...

ICLW - Congratulations on your pregnancy and best of luck!

T Lee said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy!
And here's hoping that you feel a bit better as you come down the home stretch, lol.

ICLW

Willow said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy--your little one will be here so soon!

Mom said...

Bless your heart. A friend of mine is going through treatments as we speak. They are almost to the point of giving up, still badly wanting a baby to call their own. What kills me is hearing about teens having babies and giving them up or people throwing babies away. It makes my skin crawl knowing there are so many people out there, like yourself, who struggle(d) with infertility and have so much love to give while this is happening around us. I wish you and yours the best. Definitely take care of yourself and can't wait to see pictures of the little guy or gal. Congrats!