Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today I...

Today I transferred from the higher risk fertility specialist clinic to a regular OB.

That's not meant to be cryptic - we are indeed expecting another baby.

I am one foot in two worlds. The first is HOLY SHIT YIPPPEEEEEE! I never thought we would have even two kids and I am, indeed, successfully pregnant with another baby. The second is HOLY SHIT! Sam is still a baby and is this really happening (it just seems way too easy*)?

I guess once they know exactly what combination of drugs it takes to get you pregnant and keep you pregnant it works?

This is my sixth pregnancy and not a single other one has gone as smoothly as this one appears to be going.

So, there you have it.

I am suffering from gagitis and exhaustion but nothing else.

We expect to have another sweet baby in late September.

And PLEASE not a word of snark shall be spoken here. I have lost four babies and still feel very nervous. But I believe in transparency here. And I believe that if more women would speak up about their fertility struggles actual progress might be made. So it felt wrong to keep it a secret much longer.

Now I must click publish before I lose my nerve.

*I still needed fertility drugs and I still need plenty of drug support to deal with the MTHFR and the progesterone deficiency. This *is* a miracle to me, but it's also another miracle of modern medicine.

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Your children are adorable and blessed that you are their mother-best wishes!

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  2. OMG Sarah!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know what a struggle you have gone through and I truly wish you an easy breezy pregnancy and birth, you deserve it. And when you are well enough(over the pukey 1st trimester) send some of that baby magic dust my way. I am so longing for another blessing before I get too old.

    YAY!! I'm so happy for you!

    Tiff

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  3. Congratulations! I'm a lurker here but I am very excited for you! Best of luck for you!

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  4. Holy shit woman! Congratulations! That is huge, huge, huge news! Here is wishing you wonderful, wonderful happiness and everything you can hope for. I am so happy for you!

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  5. SARAH!!! I am absolutely thrilled for you! Happy, happy, happy!

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  6. Wow! Congratulations! I'm very happy for you. Continued blessings.

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  7. Oh my goodness - I am so happy for you! That is wonderful news!!

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  8. Wow Sarah, did not expect a post like that today. CONGRATS!

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  9. Oh that is wonderful news :) Congratulations and good luck for the pregnancy.

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  10. Congratulations Sarah!!!
    Here's to a healthy,happy, baby & mama.

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  11. congratulations and the best of you for the pregnancy!

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  12. Fabulous news! You are getting an extra prayer from me!

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  13. I did wonder why you were looking for a car that would hold three full sized car seats - now I now! Congratulations and hoping for the very, very best.

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  14. oh that's the most wonderful news ever! congrats!!!

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  15. I am so flipp'n happy for you! & I thank you for being transparent. The more awareness and sensitivity around fertility struggles the better for everyone!

    PS My brother and I were only 18 months apart and have been very close always. (Well, except a brief stint when I was in 9th grade and he was in 7th grade and refused to shower as often as needed. Gross!)

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  16. Sarah!!! Oh so, so happy for you! Big, huge congratulations to you and your GROWING family! xoxo, friend!

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  17. Holy Cow Sarah. Great news!!!! Isn't it weird to go from one end of the spectrum to another? It cracks me up that people who didn't know me during the 6 long years of trying- chirp about how "lucky" I am!!! I tell the twins that lucky mamas have twins and last week my daughter told me that she "doesn't want to be lucky", that she "just wants to have one baby....very practical that one is!

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  18. Wow! Yea! This is so exciting. (And also explains why you've been struggling with tiredness and feeling overwhelmed lately). Congratulations to you!

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  19. WOWEE wasn't expecting that!! Congratulations. Hope you feel blooming soon :-) xxx

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  20. Sarah, so excited! Can't wait to see your next beautiful child! The two you have now are so precious. I think we are all honored that you shared the news with us!

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  21. That's wonderful -congratulations!

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  22. What wonderful news! So happy for all of you, Sarah and family! Best wishes for a smooth and healthy pregnancy and delivery!

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  23. What happy news! I'll be keeping positive thoughts for you!

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  24. holy cow! congratulations!

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  25. How many different ways are there to say wow? And congratulations? I'm saying them all. This is great news!

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  26. I am so happy for you all. Congratulations. Lots of prayers for continued health. Smiles...Renee

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  27. Congratulations! My daughter just gave birth here in St. Louis on Tuesday to a baby girl conceived through IVF. It was her fourth try, and we finally have our sweet baby girl. I'm so happy for you and for your family. I'll be following your journey as I always do, but with a little bit more understanding. :D

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  28. Very exciting news -- Congratulations!

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  29. SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS. xo

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  30. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so happy for you. I am also an infertility survivor. Except on my try for a second child I ended up with twins! I have 3 kids now, so I hope 3 is your magic number too.

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  31. yippie!!! that is awesome! & amazing! and i will let you in on a little secret...i havent even told my family...we are expecting #7 - possibly #7 & #8.
    what i find interesting is that when i was in my 20's i would have given anything to be pregnant & i had my 1 daughter & we adopted as we had "secondary infertility" with endometriosis. Anyway, move ahead to my 40's - yep late 30's -early 40's & i cant seem to prevent getting pregnant! i will be 42 right after this baby gets here in late September/early October...
    but anyway, back to you...that is AWESOME. i just giggled when i read your post! God is so good & I'm so happy for you. You make darn cute babies so cant wait to see your next one!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Wendy

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  32. NO Snark??? who would snark??? Huge congratulations to you & all the family and the first of many prayers...no more babies for this girl but i love your posts of Jack & sweet cheeks!! *e*

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  33. Woot! That is AMAZINGLY awesome, Sarah! Congratulations to all of you!!!!!

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  34. holy moly! yay! i missed this last week since i was gearing up for a race, BUT YAYAYAYAYA!!

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  35. Congratulations!! (I get behind on blogs, these days - catching up.)

    I'm so excited for you. It's funny because I happened to click from Pinterest onto a blog and after checking the Pin, I went to the beginning of her blog and stumbled on a post about hyperemesis gravidarum and caught your comment there - and saw you were expecting! And I was like, how did I miss that?!

    I hope everything goes picture perfect this time for you! That is such happy news for you guys. :)

    ~ Jennifer

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  36. so happy for you!!!You deserve a miracle!!!!

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  37. Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

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