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September 23rd, 2011, 08:18 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
This is my first one, so I don't have any previous experience to draw on. However, I am really really looking forward to just having my husband with me. We definitely would not want any other family there and we thought about a doula, but even decided against that. David and I have been through so much together to get here that I just want it to be him and I when the TTC chapter finally officially closes for us. He's all I want.
That being said though, we plan on being very open with family after we get our baby home. We live across country from everybody, so both are families are going to want to visit pretty quickly - parents at least. This baby has been so hoped and waited for for so long that I really want to open the door to let everyone celebrate him/her from the get-go (it helps though that both sets of parents are very respectful and I agree with their parenting strategies 100% - I will be very appreciative of their advice, I think).
TTC #1 with Endometriosis & Antiphospholipid Syndrome since December 2008
Dec 2008 - April 2010 #17 Natural cycles
May 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
June 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
July 2010 - IUI + clomid 100mg BFN
Sept/OC 2010 - IVF #1 (1 embryo transfered; none to freeze) BFP!!!
Oct 25 2010 - First ultrasound at 6.5 weeks TWO HEARTBEATS!!! The embryo split; we're having identical twins!!!
Nov 30 2010 - Ultrasound at 11 weeks; no heartbeats & no growth past 9 weeks
Dec 2 - D&C#1
Dec 7 2010 - D&C#2
Dec 22 2010 through current - Weekly acupuncture treatment
May/June 2011 - IVF#2 with acupuncture (1 embryo transferred; 4 embies on ice!!!) BFP!!!
June 29 2011 - First ultrasound at 7.0 weeks. Everything looks great so far!
July 18, 2011 - Second ultrasound at 9.5 weeks. Baby is doing great!
Feb 10 2012 - Molly Eileen arrived at 7lbs 11oz and 19inches!!!
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